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Can you tell me about chiari 1 malformation?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Chiari malformation: A Chiari 1 malformation is an anatomical anomaly where a structure at the base of your brain called the cerebellar tonsils descend or herniated through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I was just diagnosed with chiari 1 malformation is it serious?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Chiari malformation: A chiari 1 malformation can be totally benign and found on an mr for another reason or it can be symptomatic with headaches, dizziness, walking problems, swallowing issues among other findings. A consultation with a neurosurgeon can determine whether the chiari is symptomatic and whether one should seek treatment.

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