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What is a borderline chiari?

What is a borderline chiari?

Incidental on MRI: Chiari type i is an incidental finding on an MRI that shows low lying tonsils of the cerebellum. A line can be drawn on the film and the measurement in millimeters of how low the tonsils lie. If just a few mm, it is considered borderline. Most cases are just incidental and are not clinically relevant. ...Read more

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What type of anesthesia is best for a person pregnant with borderline chiari malformation?

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What type of anesthesia is best for a person pregnant with borderline chiari malformation?

See details: It depends what kind of operation and the location of the operation. It could be local, regional such as epidural or spinal anesthesia and finally general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I have had 3 mri's this past year due a colloid cyst. I had my 3 month post op mri, it showed borderline Chiari l malf. why didn't it show before?

I have had 3 mri's this past year due  a colloid cyst.  I had my 3 month post op mri, it showed borderline Chiari l malf. why didn't it show before?

Depends on reader: It probably did but since you're saying that it was called "borderline" by one radiologist that means that it is so close either being called Chiari or NOT BEING called Chiari that who ever the last person was who read it may have chose not make ANY call compared to the current reader who chose to read it using MAXIMUM WAFFLING CAPACITY! Do you have a copy to show? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What is the best type of anesthesia for csection in a patient with borderline chiari malformation?

What is the best type of anesthesia for csection in a patient with borderline chiari malformation?

Straightforwards: You can safely use any anesthetic your doctors feel is appropriate, but key issue might be safe positioning of head relative to neck, so, let them know of your Chiari. But if this is a low grade, "borderline" issue, really no significant risk of any kind. ...Read more

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Pls comment regarding ventricles(dysmorphic?)and cerebellar tonsils(borderline Chiari?).Frontal lobe atrophy ?MRI images in profile.

Pls comment regarding ventricles(dysmorphic?)and cerebellar tonsils(borderline Chiari?).Frontal lobe atrophy ?MRI images in profile.

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High potassium, platelets, wbc, acth test low. Fever still, muscle, joint pain, dizziness, etc, chiari too.Borderline addison's.Do I have it?Hemoc poss.Y

High potassium, platelets, wbc, acth test low. Fever still, muscle, joint pain, dizziness, etc, chiari too.Borderline addison's.Do I have it?Hemoc poss.Y

Not likely,,,: Due to your low acth, you might have secondary adrenal insufficiency which can give many of the same symptoms, like dizziness and muscle pain. You also could have an infection as seen with your high wbc. It would be smart to see your doctor and get an acth stimulation test to see for sure if your adrenals work right. ...Read more

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Can you explain arnold chiari?

Can you explain arnold chiari?

Arnold chiari: Arnold chiari is a congenital malformation of the cerebellar tonsils and medulla, they displace downward through the foramen magnum causing hydrocephalus. Suggest you look at a book of anatomy to understand this complicated syndrome. ...Read more

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What is signs of arnold chiari?

What is signs of arnold chiari?

Arnold-Chiari: A-c is a malformation of the brain consisting of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the opening at the base of the skull, sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow. It can cause headaches, fatigue, facial muscle weakness , difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, incoordination, and paralysis. ...Read more

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What is an arnold chiari type 11?

What is an arnold chiari type 11?

Chiari type II (2)?: Chiari malformations develop due to a decreased size in the back of the skull. Because there is not enough space for the brain to develop, a part of the brain called the cerebellar tonsils get pushed through through the hole where the spinal cord attaches to the brain. This results in increased pressure and development of "cysts" in the spinal cord. Chiari ii has additional brain&cord changes. ...Read more

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Is arnold-chiari different from chiari?

Is arnold-chiari different from chiari?

Same: Arnold chiari or chiari malformation is same , a congenital structural defect in of brain ( cerebellam ) but bud chiari syndrome is different which is thrombosis of hepatic vein ( liver vein ) not a congenital malformation. ...Read more

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Can chiari make you have chocking spasms?

Can chiari make you have chocking spasms?

Yes but rare: Chiar type 1 is usually an incidental finding on mri. It can be associated with syrinx. Rare that it would present as chocking spasms. Chiari is present at birth. New symptoms would suggest a new problem. ...Read more

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Does chiari malformation1 go away on its own?

Does chiari malformation1 go away on its own?

NO: Chiari 1 is an incidental finding of low lying cerebellar tonsils. This finding is of minimal clinical significance unless a degree of pressure causes some specific symptoms. In occasional cases decompressive surgery can relieve some of these symptoms. In some cases the surgery just causes more discomfort. The findings of the chiari 1 do not change with surgery. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Congenital Crowding: Congenital malformation. Is generally asymptomatic during childhood, but often manifests with headaches and cerebellar symptoms. Herniation of cerebellar tonsils. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Arnold-Chiari?

What is the definition or description of: Arnold-Chiari?

Arnold-Chiari: Arnold-Chiari malformations = defects of cerebellum, which may push cerebellar tonsils through. foramen magnum & cause hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

What sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

Three types: Chiari malformations come in three types (i, ii, and iii). Type i is, by far, the most common. There is a hole at the bottom of the skull where the spinal cord exits (the foramen magnum). If the back part of the skull is not large enough to house the cerebellum, the lower portion of the cerebellum can push through the foramen magnum and into the spinal canal - this is a chiari i malformation. ...Read more

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Is arnold chiari type 1 cured by surgery?

Depends on symptoms: Most patients with chiari i malformation have no symptoms, and don't need surgery. Findings that would require surgery include cranial nerve dysfunction, swallowing problems, arm or leg weakness, numbness, syrinx formation in the spinal cord. In this group of patients, surgery can help. You should be thoroughly evaluated by a neurosurgeon to see if you require treatment or just observation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

Headache: Most have no symptoms- it's usually found incidentally. When severe enough, it can be associated with weakness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and other symptoms like those with hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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At what point do they operate on chiari 1?

At what point do they operate on chiari 1?

Below: when it is medically indicated your DR will give you this information, he has your full medical history and results of your radiology testing. ...Read more