Chiari Malformations (CM) describe a spectrum of structural variations of the cerebellum which can cause many symptoms that negatively impact quality of life. There are several different types of CM that may be associated with other disorders, such as but not limited to syringomyelia, myelomeningocele, hydrocephalus, and Ehlers Danlos. There is some evidence to suggest that the development of CM may be in part genetic, however, the genes that cause CM are currently unknown.
Our team is determined to uncover the genetic causes of CM and improve the lives of patients. Affected individuals and their families are welcomed and encouraged to participate!