Arnold-Chiari Malformation Support Group

Arnold-Chiari malformation, sometimes referred to as 'Chiari malformation' or ACM, is a congenital anomaly of the brain. Arnold-Chiari Malformation II occurs in almost all children born with both spina bifida and hydrocephalus, but ACM I is typically seen in children and adults without spina bifida.

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Vp Shunt

Hi there,


I live in the Isle of Man and 2 weeks ago I was airlifted to the Walton centre in Liverpool uk, where I was diagnosed with CM, my only symptoms were a stiff neck and slight headache. It turns out that my CM was blocking my CSF fluid draining from my brain, they didn't want to do the decompression op so fitted me with a VP shunt to drain the fluid. Has anyone else had this op for a CM? 



Thanks aimee :)