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Does a 5.8 cerebellar tonsil herniation need surgery even if nothing else shows on mri. Used to be a herniation of 3.8 now its 5.8.?

Does a 5.8 cerebellar tonsil herniation need surgery even if nothing else shows on mri. Used to be a herniation of 3.8 now its 5.8.?

Discuss with doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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What do my mri results mean; chronic microvas ischemic changes noted, frontal bone lesion & slightly abnormally shaped & low lying cerebellar tonsil.

What do my mri results mean; chronic microvas ischemic changes noted, frontal bone lesion & slightly abnormally shaped & low lying cerebellar tonsil.

Hard to say: urs best to discuss this with a neurology doctor, who can get full history. Picture by itself is just a picture-need medical hx and exam. So far it may look that there are changes- probably due to long history of smoking or other vascular disease .... As far as the shape of the brain parts and frontal lesion- it's impossible to tell without more info ...Read more

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What are low lying cerebellar tonsils?

What are low lying cerebellar tonsils?

Tonsillar Herniation: It is result of brain herniation from increased pressure in brain which pushes the cerebellar tonsils down through the foramen magnum (opening in floor of skull where cerebellum comes through when pushed down). It is also called Chiari Malformation. ...Read more

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Slightly low lying cerebellar tonsils, probably secondary to tonsilar ectopia?

Slightly low lying cerebellar tonsils, probably secondary to tonsilar ectopia?

Not tonsils: The cerebellar tonsils are not tonsils, just part of your cerebellum. Sometimes when patients are dizzy it is due to pressure from a portion of the cerebellum resting low in the skull, around the foramen magnum. If a radiologist noted the cerebellar tonsils ride a little low, they might mention it in a report. It would not be that uncommon of a finding on a normal MRI or ct of the brain. ...Read more

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What exactly does cerebellar tonsils pass up to 5mm inferior to foramen magnum mean?

What exactly does cerebellar tonsils pass up to 5mm inferior to foramen magnum mean?

See a neurosurgeon: This can be a signficant problem related to a brain or brainstem problem. If untreated, can cause serious harm. Seek medical attention from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can low lying cerebellar tonsils descend further?

Yes: This can be progressive, especially if caused by a spinal problem like a tethered spinal cord or spinal fluid leak. Many times this does not progress however. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what does low lying cerebellar tonsils mean?

Can any doc tell me what does low lying cerebellar tonsils mean?

Arnold Chiari: Low lying cerebellar tonsils refer to the presence of cerebellar tissue below the foramen magnum. Usually referred to as Arnold Chiari Type I, which are in general asymptomatic and seen as an incidental finding on MRI of the brain. Best to check with your doctor for certain. ...Read more

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What is pencilling of cerebellar tonsils in a chiari malformation?

Herniation.: The middle part of the cerebellum herniates through the foramen magnum (at the top of the spinal canal) in chiari ii malformation, causing a particular configuration of the cerebellar tonsils. ...Read more

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What is pencilling of cerebellar tonsils in chiari malformation? What causes it?

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

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Mri report read mild ectopic of cerebellar tonsils...What's the meaning?

Mri report read mild ectopic of cerebellar tonsils...What's the meaning?

Incidental finding: The cerebellar tonsils project inferiorly from the cerebellum. If they extend below the foramen magnum (large skull base opening) lees than 5 mm, they are ectopic. If they extend more than 5 mm below, chiari i malformation must be considered clinically.Cerebellat. ...Read more