A 31-year-old female asked:
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can white matter on brain mri be some kind of connection with my chiari malformation? can it be spinal fluid build up?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Come again?: Brain consists of gray matter (neurons' cell bodies) & white matter (connecting fiber tracts). Chiari malformation has to do with position of cerebellum at base of brain. These 2 things aren't related at all. Finally, can WHAT be spinal-fluid buildup? You'll understand much better if you educate yourself about brain anatomy. There are good sources for laypeople. It's NOT beyond your ability.
Answered on May 22, 2016

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