Chiari Malformation Community
Complications after chiari decompression
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Chiari Malformation and Living with Chiari Malformation.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Complications after chiari decompression

My 11 yr old daughter had a chiari decompression 9/6...since then hasn't been able to walk normally, although PT seemed to be helping. About a week post op, she started having problems with eye pain, burning, sensitivity to light and blurred vision. It was ruled out as being due to chemical meningitis. Now she is having severe pain in her right arm that shoots down to her fingers, tingling feeling and inability to move shoulder and arm. She is crying and hving severe pain. Anyone ever hear of anything like this happening postop? What are the chances of brachial plexus nerve damage or being affected in some way?
Related Discussions
620923_tn?1416285879

  Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

I want to clarify, ur DD had surgery in 2006?....and has had a problem since having surgery.....??

  There r issues that can develop post op...such as cerebral ptosis also known as brain slump this occurs when the NS removes too much bone and the brain slips down... compresses the brain stem and causes a CSF obstruction...this can cause the symptoms ur DD is dealing with.

Has she had a MRI since surgery...how many post op? when was the last one?

And there is always PTC that can also develop...that is also know as inter cranial hypertension...this is when the body either makes too much CSF or just can not absorb the CSF and there is an xcess so pressure build up.....Meds r used to see if that helps, if not surgery to place a shunt is a last resort if this is the issue.

  I would look to see if ur DD's NS was in fact a chiari specialist, and not just a NS that did chiari surgery...get copies of all MRI's...b4 and after surgery and get another opinion.

   "selma"
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Comment
Dec 24
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
soccero, and selmaS commented on soccero's status
Dec 24
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
fessie1080 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
Dec 19
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Elisaandbucky
Charlotte, NC
7489440_tn?1392096009
Blank
kwalker0004
Pocomoke, MD
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mikeysmom1995
Oxford, MI
1751596_tn?1406776760
Blank
kristy12
Berlin, Germany
Chiari Malformation Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Elisaandbucky
Charlotte, NC
7489440_tn?1392096009
Blank
kwalker0004
Pocomoke, MD
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mikeysmom1995
Oxford, MI
1751596_tn?1406776760
Blank
kristy12
Berlin, Germany