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Chiari Malformation Correction Requested

Oct 31, 2008 - 3 comments
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misinformation

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chiari malformation

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Chiari

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Arnold Chiari Malformation



We must somehow get others to stop referring to Chiari Malformation as "Arnold" Chiari Malformation.  There is no such thing as Arnold Chiari Malformation.  After Dr. Hans Chiari's original description of a condition we now refer to as Chiari Malformation, Dr. Arnold's students inaccurately added his name to the condition.  As time went on, those in the medical community dropped Dr. Arnold's name realizing he did not "add" anything "new" to the desciption of the condition.  It is unfortunate that many propagate the misinformation by continuing to inaccurately call it "Arnold" Chiari Malformation.