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Posterior Fossa Syndrome
Watch it: Many meningiomas don't change in size and it's safe to watch them over time. I would wonder why there was a ct scan or MRI done in the first place; if you were having symptoms that could be related to the meningioma then that might change things but in most cases meningiomas can be safely monitorred over time, and if you can avoid brain surgery you probably should! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost 1 year post posterior fossa men. Resection, with complications, i realized recently that I have not sneezed since the surgery. Concerning?
What does it mean that the posterior fossa is remarkable for a prominent cisterna magna&prominent masses medial bifrontal regions measuring 15mm?
Explain my anomaly: sup. Sag. Sinus extending into posterior fossa in the midline w/bifurcation into two veins draining into jugular bulbs?
8months post op posterior fossa decompression. How long is recovery? I still have extreme pain and weakness in my neck.
What should I expect going into a posterior fossa decompression surgery for chiari 1 malformation? Recovery time? Restrictions?
Chiari: Most surgery for chiari malformation is a decompressive operation. Surgery takes 3-4 hours. Hospital stay is usually 1 day in ICU and 1-2 days general care. I would recommend lifting less than 10 pounds for the first 2 weeks and less than 25 pounds after that. You will be asked to not bend your head lower than your waist. Recovery occurs in 6-8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI report reads: fourth ventricle is in midline of the posterior fossa. What does that mean?What follow up is needed? I suffer from chronic headaches
Normal....: This is a normal finding. Ventricles in the brain are simply spaces filled with fluid. The location of these spaces are used to determine the brain's location in the skull. The "fourth ventricle" is in the cerebellum the back portion of the brain..the ventricle should be "midline" Your chronic headaches should be evaluated by a headache specialist/neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gf had a NRM.Diagnose: arachnoid cyst posterior fossa and left maxillary sinusitis.What to do next?Treatment?Complications can apper?
Arachnoid cysts: These are congenital abnormalities often discovered incidentally and nothing need be done unless creating symptoms in which case discuss with a neurosurgeon. Sinusitis can be easily managed if it is acute, but radiologic changes can occur due to old inactive disease. She needs to see her doctor and discuss these things. Why was this imaging study done to begin with? ...Read more
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