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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
None: Those are “normal” anatomical variants and have nothing whatever to do with migraines. The physician who ordered the MRI has the ethical obligation to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
How it is: The description you provided describes the anatomy seen on the MRA/MRI The significance needs to be correlated with your clinical exam and findings. W ... Read More
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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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Edelman
41 years experience Neurology
No need to worry: What you are describing sounds like a normal variant. No tonsil ectopia means that there is no damage to the cerebellum. However, I would discuss this ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
32 years experience Neurology
It depends: Everyone's brain "sags" onto the skull base when standing, running, defecating. Any sag more than 5mm may suggest chiari malformation or low pressure ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck: This is usually an asymptomatic incidental finding. neck ache most commonly muscular tension like headaches stress anxiety try a massage
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Not Chiari: In Chiari malformation, a small part of the cerebellum protrudes through the bottom opening of the skull called the foramen magnum into the cervical s ... Read More

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