A member asked:

Does "some what low lying cerebellar tonsils" necessarily mean chiari malformation? that was the impression on my mri. should i be worried?

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Dr. Walter Husar answered

Specializes in Neurology

Not really: Unless the cerebral tonsils are below the foramen magnum and you have clinical signs of hydrocephalus or enlargement of the ventricles in your brain, you don't have any worries.

Answered 4/26/2016



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