Sleep apneas, convulsive syncopes and autonomic impairment in type i arnold-chiari malformation

Fabio Cirignotta, Giorgio Coccagna, Marco Zucconi, Roberto Gerardi, Alessandra Lugaresi, Pietro Cortelli, Guido Tralli, Elio Lugaresi

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Abstract

A 51-year-old man with type I Arnold-Chiari malformation presented with severe autonomic impairment. Polysomnography disclosed central and obstructive sleep apneas. During REM sleep apneas were accompanied by hypotension and led to convulsive nonepileptic attacks. Marked blood pressure oscillations and central apneas persisted after tracheostomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Autonomic impairment
  • Chiari malformation
  • Convulsive syncopes
  • Sleep apnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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