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Familial & Hereditary Disorders >> Arnold Chiari Malformation
Arnold-Chiari malformation is a rare inherited disorder in which the lowest part of the brain extends below the base of the skull and into the spinal canal. Many people with the disease do not have symptoms and do not know they have the condition. Others have more severe forms of the disease and can become paralyzed.
General Study Procedures:
The research studies listed below are currently open to adults and children. Minors must have approval from a parent. This study needs families with three or more members diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari malformation (Type 1). Please see the links for the procedures and eligibility criteria for specific studies. There is no cost for participation or for any tests associated with the research.
Studies Actively Recruiting Patients:
No studies available for this disease.
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