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Doctor insights on: Can Chiari Malformations Come Back After Surgery

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Can chiari malformations come back after surgery?

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 more

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Could a chiari malformation come back?

Could a chiari malformation come back?

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

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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.

Possible: Depending on the extent of the Chiari malformation and the surgery as well as any complications of the surgery, it is possibly related to your seizures. Please seek evaluation with your neurosurgeon as you likely need an MRI. ...Read more

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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.....?

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 more

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What is the surgery for chiari malformations like?

What is the surgery for chiari malformations like?

Two types : There are two types- one for back and one for liver so please ask and let us know which one. ...Read more

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Could a pituitory adenoma come back after surgery?

Could a pituitory adenoma come back after surgery?

Yes: A pituitary adenoma can return after surgery, with symptom recurrence. Repeat surgery is sometimes done. ...Read more

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Could a deviated septum come back after surgery?

Could a deviated septum come back after surgery?

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 more

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Docs, could a pituitory adenoma come back after surgery?

Docs, could a pituitory adenoma come back after surgery?

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

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What are the chances that my glioblastoma will come back after surgery?

What are the chances that my glioblastoma will come back after surgery?

Unfortunately likely: Glioblastoma is not a curable disease in most cases and is very likely to recur after surgery alone. It is strongly recommended that radiation and chemotherapy be administered in addition to surgery. ...Read more

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