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What are the symptoms of type 2 Chiari malformation?

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Most children born with type II Chiari malformation have hydrocephalus. Older children with type II Chiari malformation may have head pain associated with:

  • coughing or sneezing
  • bending over
  • strenuous physical activities
  • straining to have a bowel movement

From: Chiari Malformation WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes: "NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page" and "Chiari Malformation Fact Sheet."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Chiari Malformation."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes: "NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page" and "Chiari Malformation Fact Sheet."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Chiari Malformation."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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