Chiari II malformation

Case contributed by Dr Kabil kumar loganathan


Neonate with swelling in the lower back region came for MRI evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 2 days

Sagittal T2W images of brain and spine showing small posterior fossa, concavity of clivus, cerebellar tonsillar herniation, hydrocephalus and thinning of corpus callosum. Axial T2W images of the lumbosacral spine showing defect in the posterior elements with myelomeningocele.

Case Discussion

 Imaging features are suggestive of a Chiari II malformation.

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Case information

rID: 38985
Published: 15th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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