A 42-year-old member asked:
How probable is it to have chiari malformation and a brain tumor?
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Dr. William Singer answered
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Combination?: Usually these are 2 separately occurring situations. A chiari 1 malformation is usually asymptomatic. It is possible that intracranial pressure from a brain tumor could cause a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils, complicating a chiari i malformation. This is a serious situation called herniation, and can lead to a respiratory or cardiac arrest.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013
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