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Doctor insights on: Chiari Awareness Ribbon

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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate. I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more

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What is a borderline chiari?

What is a borderline chiari?

Incidental on MRI: Chiari type i is an incidental finding on an MRI that shows low lying tonsils of the cerebellum. A line can be drawn on the film and the measurement in millimeters of how low the tonsils lie. If just a few mm, it is considered borderline. Most cases are just incidental and are not clinically relevant. ...Read more

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What is an arnold chiari type 11?

What is an arnold chiari type 11?

Chiari type II (2)?: Chiari malformations develop due to a decreased size in the back of the skull. Because there is not enough space for the brain to develop, a part of the brain called the cerebellar tonsils get pushed through through the hole where the spinal cord attaches to the brain. This results in increased pressure and development of "cysts" in the spinal cord. Chiari ii has additional brain&cord changes. ...Read more

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Is arnold-chiari different from chiari?

Is arnold-chiari different from chiari?

Same: Arnold chiari or chiari malformation is same , a congenital structural defect in of brain ( cerebellam ) but bud chiari syndrome is different which is thrombosis of hepatic vein ( liver vein ) not a congenital malformation. ...Read more

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Can chiari make you have chocking spasms?

Can chiari make you have chocking spasms?

Yes but rare: Chiar type 1 is usually an incidental finding on mri. It can be associated with syrinx. Rare that it would present as chocking spasms. Chiari is present at birth. New symptoms would suggest a new problem. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

What sort of disease is chiari syndrome?

Three types: Chiari malformations come in three types (i, ii, and iii). Type i is, by far, the most common. There is a hole at the bottom of the skull where the spinal cord exits (the foramen magnum). If the back part of the skull is not large enough to house the cerebellum, the lower portion of the cerebellum can push through the foramen magnum and into the spinal canal - this is a chiari i malformation. ...Read more

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Is arnold chiari type 1 cured by surgery?

Is arnold chiari type 1 cured by surgery?

Depends on symptoms: Most patients with chiari i malformation have no symptoms, and don't need surgery. Findings that would require surgery include cranial nerve dysfunction, swallowing problems, arm or leg weakness, numbness, syrinx formation in the spinal cord. In this group of patients, surgery can help. You should be thoroughly evaluated by a neurosurgeon to see if you require treatment or just observation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

Headache: Most have no symptoms- it's usually found incidentally. When severe enough, it can be associated with weakness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and other symptoms like those with hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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At what point do they operate on chiari 1?

At what point do they operate on chiari 1?

Below: when it is medically indicated your DR will give you this information, he has your full medical history and results of your radiology testing. ...Read more

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Is hydromyelia present without having chiari?

It can be: Hydromyelia and/or syringomyelia can develop for many reasons, including trauma, tumors, developmental abnormalities and sometimes with no clear cause. Chiari malformations are commonly associated with these conditions, but not exclusively. ...Read more

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What complications are associated with Chiari surgery?

What complications are associated with Chiari surgery?

Since you have : multiple questions about Chiari malformation, I assume Type 1, Here are 2 very useful links: www.conquerchiari.org/education/chiari-faqs.html & www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari.htm. Both sites give information & resources. Kids in my practice who have had decompression by microsurgical endoscopic surgery performed by skilled pediatric neurosurgeons have been home 2 days post-op. ...Read more

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What are imaging signs, symptoms of chiari malformations?

What are imaging signs, symptoms of chiari malformations?

Complex: The imaging part is straightforward - you see herniation of the cerebellar tonsils on an MRI scan. The symptoms can be more difficult to pinpoint - these include headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chiari syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Chiari syndrome?

Chiari Malformation: It is a congenital disorder when the cerebellum, the part of the brain which controls balance, is below the foramen magnum (which is a opening at the base of the skull). Symptoms of a chiari malformation could be balance issues, neck pain, numbness to arms, and headaches. If symptoms are severe, a patient can seek consultation with a neurosurgeon to discuss if they could benefit from surgery ...Read more

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Why do chiari malformations need to be surgically corrected?

Why do chiari malformations need to be surgically corrected?

Many do not: The finding of a type one chiari malformation is often an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. These do not need surgery. Surgery for the malformation is quite complex and must be considered very carefully. There are significant risks to the surgery that must outweigh the risks of not doing surgery. Second, third, and fourth opinions may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chiari malformations I and ii?

What is the difference between chiari malformations I and ii?

Extent of herniation: It is the downward displacement of the cerebellum, specifically a region called the "tonsils", through the foramen magnum. There are actually 4 types. Type one is only tonsillar herniation, that is mild; type ii shows more herniation, to include a middle portion of the cerebellum. This type is often associated with an myelomeningocele (herniation of lining of the brain). ...Read more

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I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination ?

I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination ?

Brain issues: If you have symptoms or reason to believe you have any brain malformation please see your doctor. He/she will assess the situation and order the proper tests which is the way to rule out your concern or offer proper treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if there is any hope for arnold chiari people?

Does anyone know if there is any hope for arnold chiari people?

It is: Chiari described different types of developmental defects of the cerebellum. Type 2 is associated with spina bifida, type 3 and type 4 are severe defects. You are probably talking about type 2 associated with spina bifida. It can cause breathing and swallowing problems. Treatment with surgery is controversial. ...Read more