International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2018)

Chiari I malformation presented post craniocervical trauma: A case report


Dr. Rohit Agarwal, Dr. Vishakha Dhanani, Dr. Amol Thorat, Dr. Vyankatesh Tarkasband

Introduction: Chiari type I malformation, is a neuro-anatomical variation due to caudal herniation of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum and into the cervical spinal canal. It’s a complication rarely presents following a cranio cervical trauma in young children. Symptoms presents as respiratory arrest, lower cranial nerve dysfunction and motor weakness. Supporting clinical findings on Neuro imaging studies disclosed Arnold Chiari I malformation. Case Report: Reporting a case of 3-year old female child with history of cranio-cervical trauma, presenting with difficulty in deglutination and hoarseness of voice. Magnetic Resonance imaging of brain showed Chiari I malformation. Conclusion: This case report emphasizes that Chiari type I malformation should be included in the differential diagnosis in children who presents with neurological manifestation following cranio-cervical injury. The neurological outcome depends on severity of herniation.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Rohit Agarwal, Dr. Vishakha Dhanani, Dr. Amol Thorat, Dr. Vyankatesh Tarkasband. Chiari I malformation presented post craniocervical trauma: A case report. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 5, 2018, Pages 66-68
International Journal of Medical and Health Research