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Conversion to symptomatic Chiari I malformation after minor head or neck trauma.

Authors
  • Wan, Michael J
  • Nomura, Hiroshi
  • Tator, Charles H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurosurgery
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2008
Volume
63
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000325498.04975.C0
PMID: 18981886
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Minor head or neck trauma can precipitate the onset of symptoms in a small number of previously asymptomatic patients with Chiari I malformation. Health care professionals must be aware that neurological symptoms that persist or worsen after minor head or neck trauma could indicate an underlying Chiari I malformation.

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