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January 1997

Please Don't Call Me 'Arnold-Chiari' Unless You Mean It

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Morgantown, WV 26506-9180

Arch Neurol. 1997;54(1):16. doi:10.1001/archneur.1997.00550130008001
Abstract

Do you cringe when someone describes a positive or negative Babinski? If so, you may be a neurologist. Neurologists take their nomenclature seriously. For nomenclature aficionados, use of the eponym Arnold-Chiari should be reserved for Chiari type II malformations.1 Thus, Ireland et al2 struck a raw nerve with their use of Arnold-Chiari to describe multiple types of Chiari malformations. (Please forgive this expression of our neurological obsessive-compulsive personalities.)

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