Helpful Links to Medical Information

Medical Links

NINDS Chiari Malformation Information Page – A reliable site sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institutes of Health (USA). This site contains a lot of useful information about Arnold–Chiari malformation. The left-hand margin contains other selections you can choose from such as medical articles and support organisations. Well worth a visit.

"Chiari Malformation" explained on – The Mayo Clinic is a prestigious research hospital. This site offers some explanation of Chiari malformation. There is a section on 'diseases & treatments' which contains a helpful illustration of how segments of the brain become compressed in Chiari, and how this is treated with surgery.

"Chiari Malformation" explained on E-medicine – This is a reliable source of information that is updated regularly. An extensive discussion on Chiari malformation, how it arises, symptoms, treatment and more.

"Chiari Malformation" on – This site provides useful information about Chiari and Arnold–Chiari malformation. Type in your search terms in the search box that appears at the top of the screen.

Support Organisations 

Conquer Chiari – An organisation based out of the USA with online newsletters and interesting research news updates. Well-worth a visit.

Spina Bifida Association and Symptomatic Chiari Malformation – The Spina Bifida Association has an excellent explanation of Chiari Malformation Type II.

World Arnold Chiari Malformation Association – An international support group with a helpful information and links to online forums.


"The Official Parents Sourcebook on Chiari Malformation", edited by James N. Parker MD and Philip M. Parker PhD, from Icon Health Publications. Can be ordered online as paperback or Adobe E-book (electronic or online book – assume can be downloaded as PDF).