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Arnold Chiari Malformation (ACM)

is a serious neurological disorder where the lower part of the brain, the cerebellum (which controls balance and coordination) descends into the spinal canal. Since the skull is not big enough, the tips of the cerebellum, called the cerebellar tonsils, are pushed down through the foramen magnum (the bottom part of the skull) where the brain attaches to the spinal cord.

Chiari (kee-AR-ee) malformation is a serious neurological disorder where the lower part of the brain, the cerebellum (which controls balance and coordination) descends into the spinal canal – Learn more

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Posted by UPMC on Thursday, February 19, 2015