Sudden onset of Chiari malformation Type I in previously asymptomatic patients.

@article{Massimi2011SuddenOO,
  title={Sudden onset of Chiari malformation Type I in previously asymptomatic patients.},
  author={Luca Massimi and Giuseppe Maria Della Pepa and Gianpiero Tamburrini and Concezio Di Rocco},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={438-42}
}
Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is usually suspected in patients with slowly progressing neurological symptoms. However, in some instances, especially if syringomyelia is associated, an abrupt clinical onset is reported and is accompanied by an acknowledged risk of potentially severe clinical signs or even sudden death. Little is known about such a critical course in CM-I/syringomyelia complex. The authors describe 3 challenging cases of the abrupt onset of CM-I/syringomyelia to reveal more… CONTINUE READING

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