Arnold-Chiari Syndrome

A Chiari Malformation is a structural defect in the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls balance). When the indented bony space at the lower rear of the skull is smaller than normal, the cerebellum and brainstem can be pushed downward. The resulting pressure on the cerebellum can block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord) and can cause a range of symptoms.

For more information on this and other related conditions, or to contact us directly, please visit the The Chiari Institute.