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Can't say: specifically without more information or viewing the images, but it is likely referring to mass effect due to the downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum seen in Chiari 1. Normally csf surrounds the cervical cord, the cerebellar tonsils in Chiari occupy this space and "efface" the csf space., so this can create an obstruction to normal csf flow or press on cord. ...Read more
I have effacement of nearly all CSF around nerve roots in my spine. Should i still be doing my heavy manual job.
Depends: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which there is narrowing of the spinal canal leading to, as you put it, "effacement of the CSF around the nerve roots in my spine." it is not a dangerous condition and its presentation is quite variable. In general, patients occupation activity level should be such that it does not repetitively cause pain, regardless of what their MRI shows. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral CSF cause severe pain?
Your doctor would be: the best person to address this. We might be able to share some insight on the matter. Please submit a clear & specific question about CSF results. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
What are some specific CSF and plasma tests i can ask my nero to order for chronic and recurrent menengitous? Have had many symptoms 2+ years
Not a do it yourself: Matter. Obtaining CSF is not a trivial issue. The doctor who would do the spinal tap to obtain CSF would know what tests to order. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Many: It depends on what the spinal tap is being done for. If it's to see if there is meningitis, than cultures are done as well as analyzing the cells and even rapid bacterial testing kind of like strep testing. If it's for multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditons, than completely different studies are done. If the person is HIV (+) than even different studies are done. ...Read more