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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 have chiari malformation and we found this on an mri. Another mri for the spine and no fluid was blocked. My symptom get worse. Do I need surgery?

I have chiari malformation and we found this on an mri. Another mri for the spine and no fluid was blocked. My symptom get worse. Do I need surgery?

Neurosurgery always : sounds scary. In truth, current minimally invasive techniques have remarkably low risk in the hands of pediatric and adult neurosurgeons. And that's who you need to ask, because the decision is not based on the size, or length, of the Chiari malformation, it's based on symptoms that interfere with a person's daily functioning. Review your MRI's with the neurosurgeon at your first consult. ...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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Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Varicocele: After spermatic vein ligation (varicocele surgery) it is common for the veins to remain enlarged for weeks until collateral venous drainage routes enlarge. If the scrotal approach (instead of inguinal) it is also possible that only some branches of the spermatic vein were ligated, leaving some still dilated. ...Read more

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Can rectal prolapses come back after surgery?

Can rectal prolapses come back after surgery?

Not common: Although recurrent prolapse is possible after surgical repair, it's not very likely . An experienced general surgeon or colorectal surgeon should have a good result, but even rare complications do occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does rectal prolapses come back after surgery?

How does rectal prolapses come back after surgery?

Recurrent risks?: Risk factors for recurrence in adults include: Straining during bowel movements because of constipation. Tissue damage caused by surgery or childbirth. Weakness of pelvic floor muscles that occurs naturally with age. Ref: www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/rectal-prolapse-topic-overview ...Read more

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How probable can a hernia come back after surgery?

How probable can a hernia come back after surgery?

Depends: Depends on patient factors such as connective tissue disorders, steroid use and obesity among other things. Also depends on the amount of strenuous activity and the location and size of the hernia. The technique of repair is also critical, along with the experience if the surgeon. In general, you should be able to expect a 90% or greater chance of success. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can de Quervain's tenosynovitis come back after surgery?

Can de Quervain's tenosynovitis come back after surgery?

Yes but unlikely: The operation for dequervain's involves decompressing the first extensor compartment of the wrist. Sometimes, the two tendons in this compartment are in separate sub-compartments; if both are not decompressed, symptoms may continue. Also, if the sheath over the tendons scars back and becomes tight again, symptoms may recur, but this is rare. ...Read more

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Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Yes: Unfortunately carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) may recur in a small population of patients. This is best assessed by your md using a physical exam and a emg/ncv (needle study of your nerve/muscles) exam. The good news is that most patients do well with open carpal tunnel release surgery in the case of recurrence. ...Read more

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Can parathyroid adenomas come back after surgery?

Can parathyroid adenomas come back after surgery?

Parathyroid adenomas: They do not come back after a successful surgery. Here are the possibilities: the surgery was unsuccessful, there was a second unappreciated adenoma, or all 4 parathyroid glands are enlarged and overproducing PTH. ...Read more

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Can Breast cancer come back after surgery , chemotherapy and radiation, after 2 month?

Can Breast cancer come back after surgery , chemotherapy and radiation, after 2 month?

Yes: I would love to say that the treatments we offer are 100% effective, but that would be a lie. Sadly, some patients will have a relapse of their cancer regardless of what we do. All those therapies reduce the risk of recurrence but not down to 0. ...Read more

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Arnold chiari malformation, what constitutes a botched surgery?

Arnold chiari malformation, what constitutes a botched surgery?

Chiari surgery: Surgery for a chari malformation is rather straight forward - a "botched" surgery is rare, in some rare cases further surgery might be indicated if the symptoms are not resolved - this assumes there were no complications during the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery to treat chiari malformation?

What are the risks of surgery to treat chiari malformation?

Many things: Surgery to decompress the herniations can either focus on removing some of the bones to allow more room, or detangling the spinal cord as it leaves the brain (rarely done). This is serious surgery that can result in infections, paralysis, problems breathing, and worse. However neurosurgeons today are incredibly trained and can do amazing things! ...Read more

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Should a child have surgery for chiari malformation if he has no symptoms?

Should a child have surgery for chiari malformation if he has no symptoms?

Possibly: Typically, asymptomatic chiari type-1 malformations are not recommended to undergo a sub-occipital decompression unless there are other associated findings. In children, if there is associated hydrocephalus, or a cervical region syringomyelia, a sub-occipital decompression may be indicated. This is to prevent future neurological decline. ...Read more

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What to do if you've had diverticulitis surgery and have it come back?

May need surgery: Recurrent diverticulitis occurs 10-20% of the time after good operation. Not every bout needs surgery, though. If several recurrent documented bouts (seen on ct scan) then you might need repeat surgery. Pain alone is poor indication. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Possibly: It is not so much that endometriosis that has been eradicated by laser surgery comes back, but that foci of endometriosis that may have been impossible to detect at the time of surgery flare up. ...Read more

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