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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a arachnoid cyst and chiari 1 malformation with constant ringing in my ear and sometimes dizziness and nausea? are these severe symptoms?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Concerning symptoms.: Hi amorebella, perhaps you know my daughter arielle who went to university of buffalo med school, and is now a neurology resident at nyu. I'll ask her if she wants to get on the panel, but time.... Anyway, i've had a patient similar to what you have who had the arachnoid cyst removed neurosurgically, and is doing fine. Suggest a neurology/neurosurgical second opinion, presuming u had first one.
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Neuro consult: Either or both, a neurologist or nuerosurgeon should be consulted. I would recommend going to a facility/institiution that is known for diagnosing and treating this, example johns hopkins or mayo clinic-you get the picture. Its possible you might not need surgery.
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Last updated Mar 28, 2014

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