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A 37-year-old male asked:

diagnosed with tia/basilar migraine last night. both cat scans normal. history of severe chiari malformation. further testing warranted?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Symptomatic Chiari: It would be worth having a neurosurgeon evaluate you & review your current MRI. If you have no current MRI, the neurosurgeon will order one & any other needed studies.

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