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Craniosynostosis and Chiari Malformations

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MEDICAL CITY DALLAS - DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 5, 2020

A Chiari I malformation occurs when the back of the skull is just a little too cramped and the cerebellum is "squished" down into the foramen magnum, which is the opening of the spinal column. There are many theories as to why and how Chiari I malformation occurs, but a common explanation is that it occurs before we are even born. It is often called a congenital malformation, because most people are born with this abnormal skull anatomy.



There are many other skull abnormalities that people can be born with-- one of these is craniosynostosis. Dr. David Sacco describes this condition, particularly how and when it is more commonly seen with craniosynostosis and similar craniofacial disorders.

This presentation was given at the February 5, 2020 meeting at Medical City Dallas in Dallas, TX. (2020)

 

Revised: 2/2020