DO ANYBODY KNOW IF ANYONE DIED BECAUSE THEY DID NOT GET THE SURGERY TO HELP CHIARI MALFORMATION AND IF ANYONE DIED AFTER THE SURGERY? I KNOW ITS A STRAIGHT TO THE POINT QUESTION BUT I WANT TO KNOW. THANK YOU
Chiari isn't generally considered a life-threatening illness. It is however, a life-altering one. Chiari can cause quite a bit of damage if not treated - there is no cure, threatment helps with symptoms. It can cause balance issues, memory problems, and brain damage.
Chiari can cause also syringomyelia - a blockage of spinal fluid, which can lead to paralysis or nerve damage.
However, with all that said. It is at least possible for Chiari to cause death. Chiari is a brain/skull malformation. The brain can be damaged enough to cause death.
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