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cause of chiari malformation

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Acquired or congenit: There are both acquired and congenital forms of Chiari. In a 43 yo, it is likely acquired. The acquired form, almost always a Chiari I, may be caused ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No one knows: Chiari described malformations of the cerebellum. Arnold added the defects in the brain associated with spina bifida. This became known as chiari ty ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Battista
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No relationship.: No, arnold chiari malformation cannot cause meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder, whereas a chiari malformation is a brain co ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Chiari malformation: A Chiari malformation is a situation where the cerebellar tonsils, two small structures at the base of the brain or forced through the hole at the bas ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No they are not : Related to each other at all. However, if experiencing severe secondary symptoms to the arnold-chiari malformation in terms of GI like nausea and vo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Muscle spasms: muscle spasms in the neck from any cause, including arnold chiari can cause ringing in the ears. The only semi reliable treatment I have found is bot ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It would be very unusual and extremely unlikely .
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: 5 mm is borderline abnormal. Other causes of chronic daily headache may be considered such as chronic migraine.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: Causes of small fiber neuropathy include diabetes, HIV, lupus, sarcoidosis, B-12 deficiency, Sjogren's, a variety of autoimmune conditions, and perhap ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Chiari: malformations are by definition congenital. If your cerebellar tonsills are "lowered" 3-4mm and you are otherwise asymptomatic and with out other MRI ... Read More

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