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What's the best way to treat Chiari brain malformations?

What's the best way to treat Chiari brain malformations?

Surgery: If significant and symptomatic, subocciptial craniotomy is often employed to decompress cerebellar tonisls if they protrude more than 5 mm below the foramen magnum. . ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Definition)

Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), ...Read more


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What symptoms do people with brain malformations usually have?

What symptoms do people with brain malformations usually have?

Varied: There are many different types of brain malformations, thus the symptom complex is varied. Some common symptoms are seizures, developmental delay, failure to thrive, language delay, blindness, etc. The list goes on and is dependent on the areas of the brain affected by the malformations. ...Read more

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many.: Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. ...Read more

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Should women born severly premature(micro baby) get a MRI to rule out brain malformations before pregnancy? can i ask for one?

Should women born severly premature(micro baby) get a MRI to rule out brain malformations before pregnancy? can i ask for one?

Premature infants: Routinely get cranial ultrasounds in the nursery after they are born. Before delivery, neurologic (brain) abnormalities can be identified on your routine prenatal ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Broad questions: There are many types of brain malformation. To which are you referring? Vascular, structural, etc.? ...Read more

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Brain malformation located in cerebellum. What does this mean?

Brain malformation located in cerebellum. What does this mean?

Brain malformation: The term "brain malformation" can cover a very wide variety of subjects. Malformations can involve blood vessels, structures in the brain itself, or in the case of the cerebellum a chiari malformation where a tongue of brain tissue comes down through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum. ...Read more

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Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation , be it aneurysm or avm?

Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation , be it aneurysm or avm?

Unlikely: A ct scan shows bleeding or skull fractures instead of soft tissue problems like avm's or brain aneurysms unless they have calcium inside of their walls which is very rare. ...Read more

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What is a chiari-brain malformation?

What is a chiari-brain malformation?

Small back of skull.: 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

Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
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Brain Malformations (Definition)

Brain malformations are a group of medical conditions in which the structure of the brain is abnormal. This can cause symptoms such as seizures, ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more