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Syringomyelia-Chiari 2018 International Symposium Organised by the Ann Conroy Trust, in association with Aesculap Academia.

 

July 17-20, 2018

Birmingham, UK.

 

Welcome to Birmingham

 

 

 

 

The symposium is co-organised by The Ann Conroy Trust, in association with Aesculap Academia.

 

The Ann Conroy Trust is Registered Charity No: 1165808.

We provide Support, Education and Research for patients living with Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and associated conditions.

F36 Pregnancy and labour care for women with Chiari Malformation: a case series.

 

Roper JC, Al Wattar BH, Pirie AM, Silva A, Flint G.

 

Introduction.

 

Care for pregnant women with Chiari malformation is heterogeneous, with concerns about raising intracranial pressure during labour leading to worse neurological outcomes and rising caesarean section rate. We examined care provision in a large tertiary centre to identify elements of best practice.

 

Methods.

 

A retrospective case series of all pregnant women diagnosed with Chiari malformation at the Birmingham Women’s hospital, over the ten years between January 2004 and August 2014.

 

Results.

 

Eleven women diagnosed with Chiari malformation were identified. Nine of those women had a planned normal vaginal delivery and two underwent elective Caesarean section for non-neurological reasons. There were no neurological complications recorded during pregnancy or delivery.

 

Conclusions.

 

Uncomplicated Chiari malformation is not a contraindication for vaginal deliveries.