Frommel-Chiari syndrome is a rare disorder that affects the brain, spinal cord, and/or spinal canal. It causes fluid to build up in the brain and spinal cord. This can cause problems with movement and sensation in the arms or legs.
- It is a condition that can also cause symptoms like headaches, neck pain, and back pain.
- It's also associated with other signs and symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting, difficulty swallowing, double vision, numbness or weakness of the arms or legs, and trouble walking.
- The exact cause of the frommel-chiari syndrome is unknown, but it is thought to be connected with a genetic predisposition.
- The condition occurs more often in people who have certain spinal conditions, such as Marfan's syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
- It can also be associated with other disorders, including neurofibromatosis, Chiari malformation, and spina bifida.
In addition to these disorders, there are several other risk factors that increase your chance of developing frommel chiari:
- Age: the condition is most common in individuals between 30 and 50 years old
- Sex: it affects men and women equally
- Race: people of Asian descent are more likely to develop the condition than others
- Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome
- An injury to the head or neck, including whiplash
- A history of spinal cord surgery or other surgical procedures on the neck or brain
- Family history of the disorder
- Other developmental disorders, such as spina bifida
- Head trauma
- Medications that can cause hydrocephalus, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics
Headache,Nausea and vomiting,Poor balance,Blurry vision,Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
Over-production of breast milk (galactorrhea),Lack of ovulation (anovulation),Absence of regular menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
Corticosteroids,ACE inhibitors,Calcium channel blockers,Beta-blockers,Anticoagulants