Morphometric Analysis of Cerebellum in Type 1 Chiari Malformation

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Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference 2017

Introduction Excerpt

Type I Chiari malformation (CMI) is a neurological disorder of the hindbrain in which the position of cerebellum is lower in the brain which could serve as an obstruction to cerebrospinal fluid motion. CMI patients present a wide range of symptoms that can vary from pain in the head and neck, dizziness or impaired cognitive functions. It is radiologically identified by the position of the cerebellar tonsils to be three to five millimeters below the foramen magnum. The goal of the present study is to determine what cerebellum morphometric parameters beyond the tonsillar herniation are different for CMI patients as compared to healthy controls..


Dipankar Biswas, Maggie. S. Eppelheimer, James R. Houston, Audrey Braun, Richard Labuda, Francis Loth