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Daughter is experiencing headache (front, back, down neck and back). she was diagnosed last month with a 4mm mild cerebellar tonsillar ectopia. last week she had 2 lumbar punctures done with 59ml of spinal fluid removed. is this related? cause? fix?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Unsure: First thing, tonsillar ectopia/chiari is a problem is: there is a syrinx, there is cape-like sensory loss, or downbeat nystagmus. Otherwise, its an incidental finding on MRI. May be migraines, but hard to know the cause without knowing the full work up that she has had done at this point.
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: Rather than use HealthTap, you should go back to the neurologist who has been evaluating and/or doing the lumbar punctures. That health care provider has the context on why the LPs were performed, why imaging was done, and the potential other aspects historically that are relevant. Good luck.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2017


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