When Can A Child Suffering From Arnold Chiari Malformation Start Walking?
good night doctor..i am now 4 years old but still can’t walk because of the disease, and from the calf to the footprint he doesn’t have any feeling .. my problem is there ank I can walk in the future … thanks doctor. .😊
Arnold Chiari Malformation itself is a disorder of protrusion of the brain through the magnum foramen in the head cavity. This disorder has four known types, with different protrusions:
Type I: including the most common malformations found, common in adults, a shift from the cerebellar tonsil.
Type II: usually associated with myelomeningoceles including one of the neural tube defects that affect the development of the nervous system because part of the nerve fibers do not grow in a child's body. In this malformation, parts of the cerebellum and brain stem protrude into the magnum foramen.
Type III: protrusion / herniation of the cerebellum (cerebellum)
Type IV: non-cerebellar formation (cerebellar agenesis)
The presence of this protrusion can disrupt the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain depending on the severity. CT Scan / MRI can be involved in the area involved to see the abnormalities that occur. In this condition, periodic control is needed to see the development of the disease and the child's own condition, so it cannot be determined from now on the child's ability to walk in the future. It is recommended to keep control to the doctor for monitoring further development, therapy and rehabilitation adjusted to the child's condition later.
Hopefully this information helps you,