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Can Chiari Malformation Cause Seizures
I had chiari malformation surgery back in Oct, 2014 can this be the cause of me having seizures now? I never had them before the surgery.
My wife has Chiari Malformation possibility empty cella and petty mall seizure and very strong depression she think she is going to die.?
My child was born with moderate hearing loss due to nerve damage, Chiari malformation, a droopy eye that doesn't produce tears, and possible seizures. The only thing I did different with her than my other children is take Zofran while pregnant with her. C
No one knows: Chiari described malformations of the cerebellum. Arnold added the defects in the brain associated with spina bifida. This became known as chiari type 2 or arnold chiari. There is kinking of the medulla and fourth ventricle, obstruction of the outlet of the fourth ventricle, peaking of brainstem, fusion of thalamus, as well as hydrocephalus and incomplete closure of spinal cord. ...Read more
No relationship.: No, arnold chiari malformation cannot cause meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder, whereas a chiari malformation is a brain condition. A chiari malformation occurs when the bottom of the brain (the brainstem) extends below the opening of the skull. ...Read more
What are causes of small fiber nueropathy? Can it progress fast? Can chiari malformation cause it?
Comments: Causes of small fiber neuropathy include diabetes, HIV, lupus, sarcoidosis, B-12 deficiency, Sjogren's, a variety of autoimmune conditions, and perhaps a few hereditary conditions, unreported in literature so far. There may well be a link with connective tissue disorders, such as Ehlers-Dalos, and some are associated with Chiari. All can be treated, but you need experienced doc. ...Read more
Chiari malformation: A Chiari malformation is a situation where the cerebellar tonsils, two small structures at the base of the brain or forced through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum. The tonsils can developed a beak-like appearance or a "pencilling" due to the narrowed appearance on MR. ...Read more
Arnold-Chiari: There are acquired Chiari malformations but these are mostly due to a device placed in the lower back. Most cases are congenital meaning they are due to a malformation at the base of the skull that has been present since birth. ...Read more
No they are not: Related to each other at all. However, if experiencing severe secondary symptoms to the arnold-chiari malformation in terms of GI like nausea and vomiting over an extended period of time it may or with chronic use of Aspirin or other non steroidal anti inflammatory medications to control symptoms like a headache then it is a possibility secondary to their use as well. ...Read more
Is there a way to reduce tinnitus caused by Chiari malformation? Its my only troublesome symptom. Sometimes they ring bad sometimes it's very bearable
I am waking up every day with bad throbbing headsches at the back of my head. I have a known Chiari malformation. Could this be the cause of my headaches?
Possibly yes: Get examined by a neurologist, preferably one who specializes in headaches. ...Read more
Can chiari malformation cause swelling to one side of face and tung and sholder im haveing pain on my left side of my face and tung and my left sholder is to
2 yrs ago, cerebellar tonsillar Herniation after tumor resection: can this cause Chiari Malformation? A lot of recurring symptoms like pre-resection.
Can Chiari Malformation cause unilateral eyelid/eyebrow drooping. The severity of drooping changes?
Chiari: Can cause unilateral ptosis. But other conditions should be excluded (like Myesthenia Graviis) I suggest you see a neurologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Can decompression surgery for chiari malformation 1 relieve vision problems/issues (like blurry/double vision or seeing flashes) caused by chiari?
Depends: The goal of Chiara surgery is to restore the normal pattern of CSF flow & thereby prevent further deterioration of the visual (& balance) symptoms of the ACM malformation. Whether this helps existing symptoms depends on how long those symptoms have been present, the type of surgery contemplated, it's success rate, age, & underlying factors. It's a question to ask the neurologist who knows you best ...Read more
I have frequent headaches in the back of my head. Was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation. My doctor says that the chiari is not the cause?
Chiari can cause HA: Richard, a Chiari malformation is a condition which is associated with a mild tendency toward "pinching" the cerebellum and brainstem in the back portion of the skull. Sometimes, if the "pinching" becomes more severe it can cause headaches by altering the flow of spinal fluid in and around the brain. A mild Chiari usually will not cause this, however. Consider asking to see a neurologist. ...Read more
Loud grinding sound in base of scull (neck) when turning head. Strong occipital headache. Have Ehlers Danlos. Is it chiari malformation? Other cause?
See your doctor: The grinding is generally a sign of digerati on in the facets, or neck joints. As an ED person, your ligaments which hold the bones in place are most likely lax, allowing excess movement. While, this could. Rear a chairing type malformation, I think arthritis is a more common answer. An X Ray will be telling ...Read more
A brain anamoly: A chiari 1 is a malformation where a small part of the brain (the cerebellar tonsils) descends into the spinal canal and compresses the spinal cord/brain stem. The early symptom are typically headaches. As time proceeds and in more severe descended chiari's, the symptoms can include numbness, weakness, unsteadiness, visual issues, nausea, etc. See physician for an exam and discussion of surgery. ...Read more
Surgery or nothing:
These are treated with surgery on the base of the skull and sometimes the dura covering the brain and/or the upper cervical vertebrae. Each surgery is tailored to the individual depending on their symptoms and severity of the chiari malformation.
The alternative for many chiari malformations is no surgery and no treatment. Many people require no intervention at all. ...Read more
Chiary II.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain on neuroimaging, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). ...Read more
Result of ONTD.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain on neuroimaging, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). The spinal defect is the etiology of the chiari ii malformation of the cerebellum and brainstem. ...Read more
Depends: Chiari I malformations may have no symptoms or headaches. Other chiari malformations may possibly lead to a shortened life span (for instance due to respiratory failure). Chiari ii may also have paralysis below an associated chord malformation. Chiari iii and IV are more severe. ...Read more
Yes: Some are stable but some can cause brainstem problems so see a neurosurgeon and have it properly evauated. ...Read more
Chiari Malformations: Are a spectrum of congenital anomalies primarily affecting the cerebellum and associated structures. ...Read more
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