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Arnold-Chiari malformation

noun [U] uk   /ˌɑː.nəld.kiːˈɑːri mæl.fɔːˌmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˈɑr.nəld.kiˈɑr.i ˌmæl.fɔrˌmeɪ.ʃən/ (also Chiari malformation, cerebellomedullary malformation syndrome) specialized
a physical problem present from birth in which part of the brain is pushed through the opening for the spinal cord at the base of the skull, blocking the flow of fluid into the brain and spinal cordDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
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