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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say: urs best to discuss this with a neurology doctor, who can get full history. Picture by itself is just a picture-need medical hx and exam. So far it ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsillar Herniation: It is result of brain herniation from increased pressure in brain which pushes the cerebellar tonsils down through the foramen magnum (opening in floo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
16 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: This can be progressive, especially if caused by a spinal problem like a tethered spinal cord or spinal fluid leak. Many times this does not progress ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not tonsils: The cerebellar tonsils are not tonsils, just part of your cerebellum. Sometimes when patients are dizzy it is due to pressure from a portion of the c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Grischkan
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a neurosurgeon: This can be a signficant problem related to a brain or brainstem problem. If untreated, can cause serious harm. Seek medical attention from your do ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Herniation.: The middle part of the cerebellum herniates through the foramen magnum (at the top of the spinal canal) in chiari ii malformation, causing a particula ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Arnold Chiari: Low lying cerebellar tonsils refer to the presence of cerebellar tissue below the foramen magnum. Usually referred to as Arnold Chiari Type I, which ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It most likely: doesn't mean anything. If that is the only finding, and the tonsils are otherwise normally shaped, some use less than 5mm as the normal range, so by ... Read More

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