Chiari Malformation surgery in Iran
In Iran, Chiari Malformation surgery is being performed with our skilled and knowledgeable neurosurgeons. You can also gain all the information you need to Know about Arnold Chiari syndrome.
The new surgical methods and techniques used will decrease the pain and deformity.
Best place and price for Chiari Malformation surgery in Iran
Not only a medical surgery such as Chiari Malformation surgery, but all cosmetic and medical surgeries are the most affordable with lowest prices in Iran, due to the difference in the value of the Iranian currency and the U.S. dollar.
The reputation, surgeon’s experience, and price of the hospital will determine the cost of your surgery. Ask us for more information about your special case.
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The MedPalTrip medical team has prepared an all-inclusive package of traveling to Iran and procuring through your surgery. The only thing that needs to be ready for is surgery with complete comfort and convenience.
Our experts will also assist you in choosing the best hotel based on your budget and needs.
The Best Iranian Chiari Malformation neurosurgeons
Iranian neurosurgeons in Chiari malformation are undeniably the most knowledgeable and trained surgeons who can provide a wide range of methods and best techniques.
Their common qualifications are:
- Specialty in the specific field of neurosurgery
- Many years of experience
- The high patients satisfaction rate
Other terms for Chiari Malformations
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation (ACM)
- Hindbrain Herniation
- Tonsillar Ectopia
Types of Chiari Malformations
- Chiari malformation type 0
- Chiari malformation type I
- Chiari malformation type II
- Chiari malformation type III
- Chiari malformation type IV
Chiari malformation, also called Arnold Chiari syndrome, is a congenital condition in which the person’s skull is smaller than the normal or misshapen that makes the brain tissue grow into the spinal canal.
There are three main types of this disease called Chiari type I, II, and Type III, but doctors added two more types type IV and type 0.
It makes it difficult if it doesn’t get better through surgery.
How to diagnose CM?
- Imaging tests
- CT scan
- CBC tests
- Coagulation tests
- Blood Sugar Level test
Chiari malformation type I
The part of the brain that controls coordination and movement is called the cerebellum. And there is a hole in the bottom of the skull known as the foramen magnum. Chiari malformation condition happens when the cerebellum pushes down through the foramen magnum.
- Chiari malformation has several types, but type I is the most common type.
- This is a congenital disease that arises before or at birth.
- It will be diagnosed when the person is a teen or young adult.
- The spinal fluid may accumulate in the spinal cord or brain stem, called the syrinx.
- Some people have no symptoms, or it happens in the teenage years.
Symptoms of CM type I
- Harm to the muscles or nerves
- The paralysis of hands and legs
- Severe pain in the neck
- Difficulty in talking
- Motor problems in hands
- Balance Problems
- Muscle weakness
- Sleeping problems
- Vision problems
- Eating and swallowing problems
Causes of Chiari I malformations
- The exact cause is unknown.
- Often it happens when the skull is small for the brain.
- Sometimes it is genetic, and it runs in families.
- The injuries, infections and being in contact with harmful substances may cause it.
Treatments for Chiari I malformations
- It depends on the seriousness or harshness of the symptoms.
- In case of severe problems such as headaches, surgery is recommended.
Chiari malformation type II
- In type II of the disease, more parts of the cerebellum tissue extend into the spinal canal.
- Type II is usually more severe than type I
- The symptoms of type II are diagnosed after birth or in early infancy.
- It can also be diagnosed with ultrasound during pregnancy.
- It can be life-threatening during childhood.
Chiari II symptoms
- Breathing problems
- Severe gag reflex
- Uncontrolled eye movements
- Weakness in arms
- Abnormally enlarged head
Chiari malformation type III
- Like Type I and II, a portion of the lower back part of the brain extends through a hole in the back of the skull.
- Although this type of CM is rare, it is much more severe than other types.
- It can be diagnosed at birth or with ultrasound during pregnancy.
- Dysraphism happens, which is a portion of the cerebellum that pushes out in the back of the head.
- Many people with Chiari malformation have no signs or symptoms and don’t need treatment.
- In this type of CM number of death and neurological problems are more.
- Hydrocephalus may occur, which is the increase of fluid in the brain.
- Persistent pain
- bowel and bladder control problem
- Movement problems
- Weakness of muscles
- In some cases, the reason may be a specific genetic component, something like a gene mutation.
- There are also some rare cases in which the person has acquired this disease.
- Other factors are tumors, arachnoid cysts, and hematomas.
CHIARI MALFORMATION TYPE IV
- Chiari malformation type IV is not exactly like types I to III.
- It is the most severe form, and it can cause early death in infancy period.
- In this type of disease, there is no problem with the placement of a part of the brain in the skull; the disease’s reason is the failure of the brain to develop.
- Although type IV is the most severe form, it is the rarest.