Our five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Malformation this summer and had surgery in September at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Her only symptom was severe scoliosis, with a question mark curve of 43% and 22%. She came home three days later and now has a very slight curvature of 13%. Although the surgery was intricate, involving the removal of two vertebrae and part of her skull and cauterizing the bottom of her brain, it was a resounding success. Prayer helps,too.