Senate Resolution 61 - Chiari Malformation Awareness Month

September 6, 2017

Senate Resolution 61 declares September 2017 as Chiari Malformation Awareness Month. 
Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting more than 300,000 people in the United States. It is a congenital malformation in which the bottom of the brain, known as the cerebellum, is crowded in the skull cavity and forces the lower tips of the cerebellar hemispheres, or tonsils, into the hole in the bottom of the skull, or foramen magnum.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institute of Health is conducting research to find alternative surgical options and to identify the cause of Chiari Malformations to create improved treatment and prevention plans.