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Dr. Kevin Teal Dr. Teal
Neurosurgery
26 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Do chiari malformation type 1 with dizziness tinitus and nausea require sugery?

Do chiari malformation type 1 with dizziness tinitus and nausea require sugery?

Workup: Chiari can cause all these symptoms but it is best to see the ENT and have hearing test to exclude vertigo/hearing loss. The chiari usually causes some headache also. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


Dr. Ilene Ruhoy Dr. Ruhoy
Neurology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I did chiari malformation surgery 4 months ago and I feel so dizzy I can not even stand and walk well !I'm suffering. for you kind advice?

I did chiari malformation surgery 4 months ago and I feel so dizzy I can not even stand and walk well !I'm suffering.
for you kind advice?

If the dizziness: and difficulty with ambulation are new symptoms that were not present following your surgery, you should certainly seek urgent evaluation. If these symptoms have been present but not improving since your surgery, you should call your neurosurgeon for further workup. ...Read more

Dr. Georgianne Snowden Dr. Snowden
Radiology - Interventional
30 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Dr. Kevin Teal Dr. Teal
Neurosurgery
26 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation. How will a neurosurgeon know which one is causing my tinitus, dizziness, and nausea?

I have an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation.  How will a neurosurgeon know which one is causing my tinitus, dizziness, and nausea?

Cyst Location: Unless the arachnoid cyst is in the area called your posterior fossa , the back of your skull area, the dizziness would more likely be related to a chiari. The tinnitus should be assessed by ENT with hearing test. The nausea if it is exertional may be a sign of vertigo or due to the chiari if associated with a headache. I agree you need some workup to tease things out. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Dentistry
45 years in practice
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
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Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
Dentistry
19 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

Tinnitus: Tinnitus, the term used for 'ringing in the ear', is multifactorial in diagnosis. If occurs in children, ear infection check and wisdom teeth removal may be all that is needed. If occurs in adult, TMJ diagnosis is attempted. Briefly, all inflammation in the posterior joint area should be eliminated. Diagnostic splint, anti-inflammatory meds are used to further diagnose and treat the tinnitus. ...Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla Dr. Ruiz de Castilla
Dentistry - Periodontics
28 years in practice
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
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On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

Chiary and cyst: The symptoms outlined in your statement are all consistent with the chiari malformation type 1 and arachnoid cyst. Your statement also mention the possibility of meniere's disease in the mix. What is missing in the statement is your question. What exactly do you would like to know? ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Halpern Dr. Halpern
Dentistry - Periodontics
38 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Dr. Tracy Benhamou Dr. Benhamou
Dentistry
16 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

Dehydration and TMJ: These sound like some deep dehydration and compounding TMJ symptoms. I do not know the depth and breadth of your cyst nor have access to your chart. I would look at trying to drink several glasses of water a day, and see your dentist about a hard night guard. I know it sounds like a stretch, but I have had several patients experience similar symptoms and get moderate relief from this remedy. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong Dr. Armstrong
Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a dizziness, tinitus, and nausea from an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation. Is there medicine that can help this?

I have a dizziness, tinitus, and nausea from an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation.  Is there medicine that can help this?

Are you sure?: Did your neurosurgeon or neurologist diagnose the arachnoid cyst as the cause of your dizziness and tinnitus? If not, you may want their opinion as to whether this is really the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. ARMAN Askari Dr. Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
20 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Episodes of near-fainting followed by muscle weakness & general dizziness. Dx'd w/chiari malformation t1 ~7 years ago; usually asymptomatic. Related?

Likely: Chiari malformation is a condition where brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. In type i headaches associated with sudden coughing, sneezing, straining. Near fainting / dizziness also common. ...Read more

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Dr. Grant Linnell Dr. Linnell
Radiology
20 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have arnold chiari malformation type 1. I recently had corrective surgery. What are the possible side effects from that?

I have arnold chiari malformation type 1. I recently had corrective surgery. What are the possible side effects from that?

There are risks: With any brain surgery, there are risks or brain or nerve injury, bleeding, infection and even death in rare circumstances. Specific to chiari decompression, neck pain, CSF leak, and pseudomeningocele formation are also risks. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Chiari Malformation (Definition)

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