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Doctor insights on: Chiari Mal Formation

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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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Can you explain arnold chiari?

Can you explain arnold chiari?

Arnold chiari: Arnold chiari is a congenital malformation of the cerebellar tonsils and medulla, they displace downward through the foramen magnum causing hydrocephalus. Suggest you look at a book of anatomy to understand this complicated syndrome. ...Read more

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What is signs of arnold chiari?

What is signs of arnold chiari?

Arnold-Chiari: A-c is a malformation of the brain consisting of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the opening at the base of the skull, sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow. It can cause headaches, fatigue, facial muscle weakness , difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, incoordination, and paralysis. ...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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Does chiari malformation1 go away on its own?

Does chiari malformation1 go away on its own?

NO: Chiari 1 is an incidental finding of low lying cerebellar tonsils. This finding is of minimal clinical significance unless a degree of pressure causes some specific symptoms. In occasional cases decompressive surgery can relieve some of these symptoms. In some cases the surgery just causes more discomfort. The findings of the chiari 1 do not change with surgery. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Could you explain what is arnold-chiari 1 syndrome?

Congenital Crowding: Congenital malformation. Is generally asymptomatic during childhood, but often manifests with headaches and cerebellar symptoms. Herniation of cerebellar tonsils. ...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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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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