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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.?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri stated "there are some what low lying cerebellar tonsils along the inferior margin of the foreman magnum, no tonsil ectopia." Should I be worried?
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
If my cerebellar tonsils extend 4 to 5 mm below the foramem magnum and my CSF flow is normal, do I have Chiari or benign cerebellar ectopia?
Ectopia: Probably ectopia. Tonsils usually greater than 5mm below magnum for chiari. However would make sure your images were read by a neuroradiologist. Morphology/shape of the tonsils also important. Have seen borderline/mild cases missed . I suggest caution, there are other reasons why tonsils could be low such as CSF leak etc. ...Read more
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