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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 Chiari malformations

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Several things: Type 1 chiari is usually found in later life and the cerebellar tonsils descend below the skull. Type 2 is usually found early on in life and associa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
36 years experience Pediatrics
Headaches: The most common effect would be headaches. You may also experience dizziness or a sense of imbalance.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Extent of herniation: It is the downward displacement of the cerebellum, specifically a region called the "tonsils", through the foramen magnum. There are actually 4 types. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Same: No difference, in short form people call as chiari malformation.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Both situations: imply that the cerebellar tonsils protrude beyond the foramen magnum. Mild ectopia generally means that the tonsils do not protrude far enough to mee ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Different: Arnold chiari malformation describes low lying cerebellar tonsils, and sometimes other posterior fossa abnormalities. Chiari syndrome can refer to the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
MRI: Chiari is a malformation of the cerebellum and brainstem that is well defined by mri. There are at least three types depending on the appearance of t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain abnormality : This is an abnormality that is usually congenital. The back lowest compartment in the skull is slightly inadequate in size to contain the brain. The b ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Arnold Chiari: It is a term used by radiologists to denote herniation of the brain through the foramen magnum at bottom of skull.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Probably not: Technically, most chiari i malformations occur during fetal development. Many people who have a mild chiari i malformation may never have any symptom ... Read More

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