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Mansura, LA
A 25-year-old female asked:

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
Neurology 31 years experience
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.
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Last updated May 22, 2016


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