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Doctor insights on: Mild Chiari 1 Malformation

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with a 5mm chiari one malformation - is this thing serious?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with a 5mm chiari one malformation - is this thing serious?

Chiari malformation: A 5mm herniation in a chiari is borderline from a radiological point of view, what is more important is are you have symptoms from the chiari that would it more likely you would need surgery. A consultation with a neurosurgeon would likely be the best option if you want to find out more. ...Read more

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What is arnold chiari malformation type one?

What is arnold chiari malformation type one?

Mild malformation: AC type 1 involves low lying cerebellar tonsils. At the level of the foramen magnum. Usually asymptomatic and picked up as an incidental finding on work up for another condition. ...Read more

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I have Chiari malformation type one, do you know what it is?

I have Chiari malformation type one, do you know what it is?

Arnold Chiari: It is a term used by radiologists to denote herniation of the brain through the foramen magnum at bottom of skull. ...Read more

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Can a chiari malformation type one be picked up in an amniocentesis test?

Can a chiari malformation type one be picked up in an amniocentesis test?

No: Chiari malformation is associated with many conditions, some of which have abnormal chromosomes that would show up by amniocentesis. The malformation itself can be seen by fetal ultrasound but not usually at 16-18 weeks when visualization of fetal anomalies might prompt recommendation for amniocentesis. ...Read more

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I have chiari malformation and one of my pupils is slightly larger than the other. Is that a typical symptom?

I have chiari malformation and one of my pupils is slightly larger than the other. Is that a typical symptom?

No: This is not a typical symptom of chiari malformation. It is normal to have one pupil very slightly larger than the other. This is called physiologic anisocoria. ...Read more

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Is arnold chiari malformation type one a neural tube defect?

No: The more accepted term is chiari malformation as arnold-chiari is an older term. This type of malformation is not a neural tube defect, but rather an abnormal migration of the cerebellar tonsils below the level of the foramen magnum (chiari type 1). This defect is attributed to a congenitally small posterior fossa, thus allowing the cerebellar tonsils to migrate downward. ...Read more

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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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Would a chiari malformation show up on a brain mri? Had 3 Mris in the past 2 yrs and they haven't seen one but lots of pain and pressure nape of neck

Would a chiari malformation show up on a brain mri? Had 3 Mris in the past 2 yrs and they haven't seen one but lots of pain and pressure nape of neck

Evaluate neck: Do NOT understand repetitive focus on Chiari malformation, even with history of connective tissue disorder. However, appears you do NOT have it. See a good osteopathic or rehab doctor, and uncover pain generator in neck, and treat underlying problem. Many co-morbidities can be associated with Ehlers-Danlos. ...Read more

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Does a standard brain CT or MRI go down far enough to be able to see a chiari malformation if there was one?

Does a standard brain CT or MRI go down far enough to be able to see a chiari malformation if there was one?

Yes: Both scans routinely include the skull base and foramen magnum in order to diagnose a chiari malformation. An MRI is the better study to evaluate this possibilty. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation between 4-5mm. Can this be causing the headaches in the back of my head?

I was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation between 4-5mm. Can this be causing the headaches in the back of my head?

AC: AC can cause back of the head pressure like headaches. Ask your doctor to recommend a mild medication for headache relief such as alleve, ibuprofen and continue with regular follow up to monitor this condition. ...Read more

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I was just recently diagnosed with a mild chiari malformation by my doctor. How quickly can a mild chiari malformation progress further or does it?

It won't: Chiai malformation is seen in 10 percent of patients. And in fact if you have only the mild type you might ask how many mm does your tonsils project below the foramen magnum. Some readers only call it a real aci if it projects 10 mm below. Some readers call it at 5mm. So you should ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have frequent headaches in the back of my head. Was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation. My doctor says that the chiari is not the cause?

I have frequent headaches in the back of my head. Was diagnosed with mild chiari malformation. My doctor says that the chiari is not the cause?

Chiari can cause HA: Richard, a Chiari malformation is a condition which is associated with a mild tendency toward "pinching" the cerebellum and brainstem in the back portion of the skull. Sometimes, if the "pinching" becomes more severe it can cause headaches by altering the flow of spinal fluid in and around the brain. A mild Chiari usually will not cause this, however. Consider asking to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with mild chiari malformation I have neck pain migraines pressure in the lower part of the head and neck and pain in my shoulder. Does mild chiari progress from here?

I was just diagnosed with mild chiari malformation I have neck pain migraines pressure in the lower part of the head and neck and pain in my shoulder. Does mild chiari progress from here?

No: Headaches are non-specific, not necessarily the result of chiari malformations, and can be managed with lifestyle and medical support. The malformation is not going to progress. Seek treatment for your neck and shoulder pain. Musculoskeletal pain is responsive to many approaches and therapies. A physiatrist is experienced in this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about chiari 1 malformation?

Can you tell me about chiari 1 malformation?

Chiari malformation: A Chiari 1 malformation is an anatomical anomaly where a structure at the base of your brain called the cerebellar tonsils descend or herniated through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with chiari 1 malformation is it serious?

I was just diagnosed with chiari 1 malformation is it serious?

Chiari malformation: A chiari 1 malformation can be totally benign and found on an mr for another reason or it can be symptomatic with headaches, dizziness, walking problems, swallowing issues among other findings. A consultation with a neurosurgeon can determine whether the chiari is symptomatic and whether one should seek treatment. ...Read more

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What is chiari malformation type 1?

A brain anamoly: A chiari 1 is a malformation where a small part of the brain (the cerebellar tonsils) descends into the spinal canal and compresses the spinal cord/brain stem. The early symptom are typically headaches. As time proceeds and in more severe descended chiari's, the symptoms can include numbness, weakness, unsteadiness, visual issues, nausea, etc. See physician for an exam and discussion of surgery. ...Read more

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Chiari malformation type 1. Am I disabled?

Chiari malformation: Chiari malformation, unless complex rarely do not disable a person. They are surgically treatment depending on the symptoms and clinical findings. This is not an uncommon disorder treated by neurosurgeons and the results are very often quite good. ...Read more

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Could I have developed chiari malformation type 1 after the age of 20?

Could I have developed chiari malformation type 1 after the age of 20?

Probably not: Technically, most chiari I malformations occur during fetal development. Many people who have a mild chiari I malformation may never have any symptoms or symptoms may develop later in life, but the actual malformation was probably already there. In some unusual cases (e.g., over-drainage of spinal fluid) a type of acquired chiari malformation can develop, but this is less common. ...Read more

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What is chiari malformation?

What is chiari malformation?

Low cerebellum.: The tip or bottom of the cerebellum, the posterior brain controlling coordination, may extend be too low, and lie behind the spper spinal cord where it can get pinched.
Chiari is graded according to severity. Wickipedia has a good article on chiari malformation listing the grading. ...Read more

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What is chiari malformation?

What is chiari malformation?

Can be symptomatic: Chiari malformation type I is neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disrupts normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.Type ii involves extension of both cerebellar and brain stem tissue into the foramen magnum. Associated with myelomeningocele. ...Read more

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What is the cure for arnold chiari malformation type 1?

What is the cure for arnold chiari malformation type 1?

Sometimes surgery: Chiari malformation type I neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disruptsl flow of cerebrospinal fluid sxs include. Dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headaches, problems of balance/ coordination. If severe maybe surgery ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a type 1 chiari malformation?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a type 1 chiari malformation?

Can be symptomatic: Chiari malformation type I is neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disrupts normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.Type ii involves extension of both cerebellar and brain stem tissue into the foramen magnum. Associated with myelomeningocele. ...Read more

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Info on chiari malformation type 1 my 13 year old son has been diagnosed?

Common Safe: Type I involves the extension of the cerebellar tonsils (the lower part of the cerebellum) into the foramen magnum, without involving the brain stem. Type I may not cause symptoms, & is the most common form of cm & is usually first noticed in adolescence or adulthood, often by accident during an examination for another condition. See http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari. Htm. ...Read more

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I have a chiari 1 malformation. Should I be worried? I have been asked to see a neuro surgeon?

I have a chiari 1 malformation. Should I be worried? I have been asked to see a neuro surgeon?

Don't worry.: I'm not sure how you found out about your chiari malformation but there's not much to worry about. Your neurosurgeon will examine you and look at your mri. He will make recommendations to you based on your symptoms, exam, and MRI findings. If he recommends surgery, feel confident that it will go well and ask questions to ease your mind. Most chiari's don't require surgery. ...Read more

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I have chiari malformation 1 and I have all the classic symptoms. Yet it is only 3mm. Should I get surgery?

I have chiari malformation 1 and I have all the classic symptoms. Yet it is only 3mm. Should I get surgery?

Neurological: Symptoms guide the decision that surgery is needed, not the length of the lesion. Pressure from the cerebellum on the spinal cord or lower brainstem can cause neurological signs & symptoms. See www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chiari-malformation/basics/definition/con-20031115. Seek a 2nd neurosurgical opinion if you are hesitant. ...Read more

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What is a chiari malformation?

What is a chiari malformation?

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