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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


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I have a arachnoid cyst and chiari 1 malformation with constant ringing in my ear and sometimes dizziness and nausea? Are these severe symptoms?

I have a arachnoid cyst and chiari 1 malformation with constant ringing in my ear and sometimes dizziness and nausea? Are these severe symptoms?

Neuro consult: Either or both, a neurologist or nuerosurgeon should be consulted. I would recommend going to a facility/institiution that is known for diagnosing and treating this, example johns hopkins or mayo clinic-you get the picture. Its possible you might not need surgery. ...Read more

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What is arnold chiari malformation and severe head and neck pain?

What is arnold chiari malformation and severe head and neck pain?

Chiari malformation: A chiari malformation (the arnold is no longer used) occurs a part of the lower brain herniates through a hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum. Symptoms that can occur with this are severe headaches, particularly at the base of the skull. Neck pain is often associated with it. ...Read more

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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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Can decompression surgery for chiari malformation 1 relieve vision problems/issues (like blurry/double vision or seeing flashes) caused by chiari?

Can decompression surgery for chiari malformation 1 relieve vision problems/issues (like blurry/double vision or seeing flashes) caused by chiari?

Depends: The goal of Chiara surgery is to restore the normal pattern of CSF flow & thereby prevent further deterioration of the visual (& balance) symptoms of the ACM malformation. Whether this helps existing symptoms depends on how long those symptoms have been present, the type of surgery contemplated, it's success rate, age, & underlying factors. It's a question to ask the neurologist who knows you best ...Read more

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Had strong vertigo with vomiting and nouesea after taking Betaserc? Does mitral valve stenoses problem cause dizziness or vertigo?

Had strong vertigo with vomiting and nouesea after taking Betaserc?
Does mitral valve stenoses problem cause dizziness or vertigo?

Mitral stenosis : The most common symptom of mitral stenosis is shortness of breath due to congestion of the lungs. Often it is a symptomatic until the very late stages. Your symptoms sound like they are due to something else. You need a good physical exam and possibly X-rays medication may be a factor ...Read more

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Dizziness for 6 months. Gets worse with head movements, sometimes vertigo. Plus tinnitus, hyperacusis and vision problems. MRI fine. Any advice?

Likely central: Hi Joe, dizziness with visual acuity changes and hyperacusis may point to a central problem rather than a problem with your inner ear. One of the more common conditions associated with this constellation of symptoms is migraine variant. I'd consider obtaining vestibular testing and if negative, a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have arnold chiari malformation type 2 with syrinx. I recently had re-exploration durap. What are the possible side effects from that?

Recurrence: Hopefully everything works out for you. But if there is a problem with sealing of the patch leaks and swelling can develop.This fluid can cause compression of the brain stem.You should talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Whats with the headaches bad ones after chiari 1 after 1year surgery?

Whats with the headaches bad ones after chiari 1 after 1year surgery?

Need more info: Chiari: a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms. I believe that you really need to consult the surgeon who performed your procedure. May not be related to the surgery, but need to be better informed. ...Read more

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What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

Some possibilities: The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... ...Read more

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What causes an unforseen migraine with nausea, weakness, and disorientation? I've also been experiencing growing sinus pressure & neck pain for weeks.

What causes an unforseen migraine with nausea, weakness, and disorientation? I've also been experiencing growing sinus pressure & neck pain for weeks.

"Unforseen?": Don't really know what "unforseen" means here. Nausea, generalized weakness & mild confusion can be associated with migraine. Don't know about "sinus pressure." All those dopey people who say they've got "sinus"? 99% of them don't. "Sinus" is a relic of the Dristan era. Pressure in your head & neck pain can also happen with migraine, but it's not "sinus" pressure. What does "unforseen" mean? ...Read more

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2 yrs ago, cerebellar tonsillar Herniation after tumor resection: can this cause Chiari Malformation? A lot of recurring symptoms like pre-resection.

2 yrs ago, cerebellar tonsillar Herniation after tumor resection: can this cause Chiari Malformation? A lot of recurring symptoms like pre-resection.

Imaging?: Recent imaging would be very helpful to clarify some of the symptoms that you currently display. Low-lying tonsils after a suboccipital craniectomy for tumor resection may suggest cerebellar sag not necessarily Chiari malformation. ...Read more

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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

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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Can chiari get worse with ehler danlos. Daily headaches, new tinnitus and pulsating in head, tingling fingers and toes constantly 3 yrs was 5mm hernia?

Can chiari get worse with ehler danlos. Daily headaches, new tinnitus and pulsating in head, tingling fingers and toes constantly 3 yrs was 5mm hernia?

Possible, but...: Please get this checked out by your primary care doc or specialist. There are too many other things this could be and you want to be sure. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


Dr. James Goodrich
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Chiari Malformation (Definition)

A congenital condition where the connection between the brain and the ...Read more