IMPORTANT: Symptom lists online have frequently been based on patient-reported symptoms. These are frequently NOT updated when we learn about people having an additional diagnosis (like syringomyelia) they didn't know at the time of reporting symptoms. So some symptoms that are considered "chiari" were actually caused by other conditions.
Not everyone will have symptoms and some will only have a few. For symptomatic Chiari, this is called Chiari Syndrome. Symptomatic Chiari is more common in adults than children with 60% of patients with Chiari and Syringomyelia having symptoms and 25% of patients with isolated Chiari (no Syringomyelia).
This list should NOT be taken as a definitive list and will be updated as more clarity comes in research.
Symptoms associated with cerebellar compression - Balance Issues - Problems with fine motor control - Ataxia (difficulty walking) Symptoms associated with cervical cord compression - Muscle Weakness/hypotrophy or numbness in arms/hands (may also be due to syringomyelia)
- Sensory and motor deficits