Two Cases of Arnold-Chiari Malformation with Respiratory Failure

Iliaz, Sinem and Iliaz, Raim and Erelel, Mustafa (2014) Two Cases of Arnold-Chiari Malformation with Respiratory Failure. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2284-2594

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Arnold–Chiari malformation is defined as downward displacement of the brainstem and cerebellum through the foramen magnum. It has different clinical presentations and four subtypes. It is known that downward migration of posterior fossa components through the foramen magnum and associated lower cranial nerve palsy and brainstem compression can cause respiratory failure. Acute respiratory failure could mark the onset of the disease. Posterior fossa decompression performed to treat primary disease can improve the central sleep abnormalities. As respiratory failure is rarely seen, this paper presents two cases of Arnold–Chiari malformation with respiratory failure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arnold Chiari malformation; respiratory failure; hypercapnia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 15:49
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 15:49

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