Chiari malformation (kee-AH-ree mal-for-MAY-shun) type 2 is a common downside with the brain in children who have the myelomeningocele type of spina bifida. The brainstem is the bottom a part of the mind above the spinal twine. In Chiari malformation type 2, the brainstem is elongated and positioned decrease than ordinary. Rarely, compression on this area of the mind happens and surgery is needed to relieve the strain. Spina bifida occulta ends in a small separation or gap in a number of of the bones of the backbone . Many individuals who have spina bifida occulta do not even know it, except the condition is discovered throughout an imaging check done for unrelated reasons.