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Can Chiari Malformations Come Back After Surgery
Symptoms not Chiari: The chiari type 1 malformation involves a descent of a structure called the cerebellar tonsil below a bony edge called the foramen magnum, large hole. These tonsils generally are not removed with chiari surgery but more space is made around them with removal of the overlying bone. There are different ways to patch this area to minimize scarring. New headaches after surgery need evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Addressing chiari 1 malformations, non-surgically treated cases can spontaneously remit and later return dependent upon factors relating to the degree of cerebellar tonsillar impaction into the upper cervical spinal canal. Operated cases may recur because brain prolapses through the surgical defect caused by the decompression the once again compress the upper cervical cord. ...Read more
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.
After surgical for Chiari type 1 malformation 14 yrs ago, a 37 yr-old man has sudden recurrence of symptoms. Can a second surgery be done.....?
Neurosurgeon: That type of surgery that was performed, will dictate the present clinical condition..You should consult either your previous Neurosurgeon , if he is still in practice, or his successor that has access to your records...That will be very valuable clinical data ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If done well, no: If you had surgery to improve your nasal breathing, then presumably you had your septum straightened and also your turbinates reduced in size in some way. Straightening the septum should be permanent. Reducing the turbinates might not be. If you start to develop congestion after the surgery it's possible the turbinates regrew. If you're told the septum is off it prob wasn't fixed fully at first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but rarely: Most pituitary adenomas are slow growing and can be easily removed and they do not recur. But if it was incompletely removed, there is a small risk that it can grow back again but it may take many years. ...Read more
Had hydrocele surgery about 6 months ago. I think it came back.. What causes it to come back after surgery? Should I go to different urologist?
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