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?1426651955

  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
707563_tn?1395081210
Blank
Dysautonomia Specialists updated
Apr 23 by Emily_MHModerator
13394729_tn?1429753630
Blank
greenfleshyflower joined this community
Welcome them!
Apr 22
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
shortyw3kids taking it one day at a time Comment
Apr 20
Chiari Malformation Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
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