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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is chiari malformation always degenerative? can i die from it? have tinnitus from it, will i go deaf? dr didn't seem worried but it sounds awful onlin

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No, no , no & not if you : have Chiari Malformation I & seek re-evaluation & treatment for functional or progressive neurological symptoms that present in adulthood. See www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari.htm. Pediatric neurosurgeons often use minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. See csfinfo.bmobilized.com/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcsfinfo.org%2Fabout-us%2Fscientific-education.

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