Journal of Neurology

, Volume 239, Issue 5, pp 263–266 | Cite as

Headache caused by craniospinal pressure dissociation in the Arnold-Chiari-syringomyelia syndrome

  • Raymond Van den Bergh
Original Communications


Two patients with Arnold-Chiari malformation, associated with syringomyelia, are described. They presented with headache caused by coughing, sneezing and straining. The pathogenesis and diagnosis are discussed. The treatment of this condition consists in a fossa posterior decompression, in some cases followed by a syringoperitoneal or a syringosubarachnoid shunt.

Key words

Headache Arnold-Chiari malformation Syringomyelia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Van den Bergh
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology and NeurosurgeryCatholic University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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