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A 35-year-old female asked:

went to ent for tinnitus and found out through mri i have chiari malformation. dr didn't seem concerned but is it serious?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Not at 35 years old: sometimes studies answer questions and present new ones. The Chiari malformation may cause problems but for a 35 unlikely at this phase in your life. Most importantly for you it has nothing to do with tinnitus. Why are you taking labetalol?

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