Spinocerebellar Atrophy Type-3 with Chiari Malformation in a Young Man: A Case Report

  • Sepideh Paybast Neurology Department, BoualiSina Hospital, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7168-9069
  • Mohsen Koosha Neurosurgery Department, Imam Hossin Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1660-3178
  • Dina Motamedi Neurology Department Ghods Hospital, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sannandaj, Iran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6381-4832
  • Arman Habibi Neurology Department, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Ataxia, Case Reports, Chiari Malformation, Spinocerebellar Atrophy

Abstract

Introduction: Chiari malformations are a group of congenital anomalies which involve the hindbrain and the cervical spinal canal. Case presentation: Here, we describe a patient who presented with acute diplopia and gait unsteadiness which was first deigned with Chiari malformation type-1. However due to progression of the ataxia the full neurologic evaluation was considered which established the diagnosis of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (Machado-Joseph-Disease). Conclusion: We aim to highlight the importance of careful examination in order to avoid misdiagnosis of even rare diseases.

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Published
2019-08-18
How to Cite
Paybast, S., Koosha, M., Motamedi, D., & Habibi, A. (2019). Spinocerebellar Atrophy Type-3 with Chiari Malformation in a Young Man: A Case Report. Advanced Journal of Emergency Medicine, 4(2), e30. https://doi.org/10.22114/ajem.v0i0.206
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Case (report / study)