Online Presentation: Chiari Malformation in Children
View the online presentation about causes, diagnosis and treatment of Type 2 Chiari Malformation by clicking here.
What is Chiari Malformation?
Chiari malformation is a congenital defect located where the brain and spinal cord connect. Type 2 Chiari malformations, the most common form of this disorder, can be associated with children born with myelomeningocele – a form of spina bifida – or hydrocephalus. These associated neurological disorders can cause the brain to shift below its normal position within the skull.
At Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, we are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of Chiari malformations.
neurosurgeon, Stephen Fletcher, D.O., to learn more about the symptoms,
diagnosis and treatment, and how Chiari Malformation often imitates
other neurological disorders.
About Dr. Fletcher:
Dr. Fletcher, affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, serves as Associate Professor in the Division of
Pediatric Surgery at UTHealth Medical School. He has a special clinical
and research interest in Chiari malformation in children, comparative
studies of canine and pediatric brain tumors, medical management of
trauma-associated brain swelling and attempts at culturing brain tumor
cell lines in collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson
Children's Cancer Center.