Prospective analysis of presenting symptoms among 265 patients with radiographic evidence of Chiari malformation type I with or without syringomyelia.

@article{Mueller2004ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective analysis of presenting symptoms among 265 patients with radiographic evidence of Chiari malformation type I with or without syringomyelia.},
  author={Diane M Mueller and John J Oro'},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={134-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize the presenting symptoms among persons with radiographic evidence of Chiari malformation (CM) type I in an effort to help the primary care provider determine accurate diagnosis and treatment. METHODS The symptoms of CM can often be vague and ambiguous, leading to misdiagnosis. Patients who had radiographic evidence of CM with or without syringomyelia were prospectively studied. The detailed symptom data were collected from patient reports at initial examination to… CONTINUE READING

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