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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Basilar Invagination

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination ?

I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination ?

Brain issues: If you have symptoms or reason to believe you have any brain malformation please see your doctor. He/she will assess the situation and order the proper tests which is the way to rule out your concern or offer proper treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Depends on health: If you are an active healthy 80 yo it is less of a risk. However with something like this in a difficult area of the spine its best to seek out an "ultra" specialist in this area. What I mean is find a true cervical spine expert even if it means traveling. This is not you average problem ...Read more

Dr. Mark Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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How common is basilar invagination and brainstem bruising?

How common is basilar invagination and brainstem bruising?

Not common: Basilar invagination is not a common problem it can be seen most often in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or congenital anamolies of their cranial-cervical junction (where the skull meets the top of the spine). Brainstem compression can occur if the invagination is significant and/or longstanding. It should be evaluated by a skull base neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin Dr. Dissin
Neurology
35 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

Varied: In about 25% of patients, vertigo, slurred speech, and diplopia imply altered brainstem function. Commonly in adolescent women but also in others, total blindness and sensorial clouding accompanied by vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus and distal/perioral paresthesias followed by a confusional state. The symptoms usually persist for 30 m followed by a throbbing occipital headache. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Kaufman Dr. Kaufman
Neurosurgery
52 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of basilar skull fracture I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of basilar skull fracture I should be looking for?

Skull fracture: The most common symptoms of basilar skull fracture are bruising around one or both eyes (a black eye) without known injury or blow to this area of the face; may also get blood behind the ear on the side of the fracture. Less commonly there may be leakage of spinal fluid from the nose or the ear. ...Read more

Dr. Csaba Magassy Dr. Magassy
Surgery - Plastics
55 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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After surgical for Chiari type 1 malformation 14 yrs ago, a 37 yr-old man has sudden recurrence of symptoms. Can a second surgery be done.....?

After surgical for Chiari type 1 malformation 14 yrs ago, a 37 yr-old man has sudden recurrence of symptoms. Can a second surgery be done.....?

Neurosurgeon: That type of surgery that was performed, will dictate the present clinical condition..You should consult either your previous Neurosurgeon , if he is still in practice, or his successor that has access to your records...That will be very valuable clinical data ...Read more

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi Dr. Ferdowsi
General Practice
14 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What is bell s palsy symptoms from?

What is bell s palsy symptoms from?

Loss of nerve action: Bell's palsy is from dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which activates the muscles of the face. It usually occurs suddenly, rarely has pain, but causes the eyelids, facial side and mouth to droop. Most are self limited but can take up to 6 months to improve. A few last and need surgery to correct the changes in the eye and the eating problems from the droopy mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi Dr. Lotfi
Neurology
54 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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What are the symptoms of bell s palsy like stallone has?

Facial weakness!: Bell's palsy (named after sir charles bell an english physician) is an idiopathic(unknown cause!) unilateral facial paralysis affecting the entire one side of the face viral (?Ebstein barr) , bacterial (hliobacter jejuni ) causes have been implicated as possible aetiologies. ...Read more