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FOR MY MOM INFERIOR CEREBELLAR TONSILLAR ECTOPIA 1.2CM BELOW FORAMEN MAGNUM.THERE IS A ASYMETRIC HERNIATION OF CEREBELLAR TONSILS RIGHT-1.2CM LEFT-8MM?
Chiari malformation : Arnold chiari malformation type 1 is defined by cerebellar tonsils that extend below the foramen magnum. The symptoms range from none to headaches, numbness, pain and weakness. The condition can become life threatening when cerebrospinal fluid is blocked. It is important to see a neurosurgeon with experience treating this disorder to discuss the therapeutic options. ...Read more
Chiari malformation: The definition for chiari malformation is the presence of cerbellar ectopia of greater than 3 mm below the foramen magnum. Thus you fulfill at least part of the criteria for chiari 1 malformation. The key is the presence of symptoms. If present, then phase-contrast mr flow studieshave a role in determining whether symptomatic chairi malformation patients may benefit from surgical intervention. ...Read more
Seen ENT 4 asymetrical tonsils, normal. Tongue pain same side as larger tonsil ENT says no lesion. Now upper mouth pain r side. Tonsil cancer metasis?
No: The tonsil is an aggragate of lymphocytes to help protect against oral bacteria. When one side is enlarged there could be a lesion but ulceration would be seen or some evidence of a destructive process. With tumor, spread to the ipsilateral side lymph nodes would be seen. and easily identified . Upper mouth pain is most frequently seen with inflammation. ...Read more
Not tonsils: The cerebellar tonsils are not tonsils, just part of your cerebellum. Sometimes when patients are dizzy it is due to pressure from a portion of the cerebellum resting low in the skull, around the foramen magnum. If a radiologist noted the cerebellar tonsils ride a little low, they might mention it in a report. It would not be that uncommon of a finding on a normal MRI or ct of the brain. ...Read more
Tonsil swelling: Generally not unilateral 2+ size. But it may be an indication of other problems. You should see you physician soon for a complete exam. ...Read more
Crypts and stones: Crypts in the tonsils can result from recurrent infections, chronic infection or can be a normal finding. It is important to put this exam finding together with signs or symptoms of infections (sore throat, fever, reddness) or the presence of tonsiliths (white or yellow concretions found in the crypts). If the crypts are trapping food or producing tonsiliths, see your doctor for and exam. ...Read more
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more
Ent says asymetrical tonsils r normal. Upper mouth sensitivity same side larger tonsil. Same side tongue pain. No lesion. Could this b cancer?
Sensitivity & tongue: This cannot be determined without a clinical examination and additional information. Make an appointment with your dentist or an oral surgeon for a thorough examination. ...Read more
Radiology: Hello Z, that sounds like radiologist speak and it's taken out of context for sure so I wouldn't stress about it just yet. It means that something behind the areola is irregularly shaped. That could be something bad or just a bad xray. You should see your doctor and ask them to review your xray or mammogram with you. Good luck :) ...Read more
MRI report- mild cerebellar tonsillar descent w/o molding of the cerebellar tonsillar around the magnum. Is this suggestive of Chiari?
Depends: Chiari is defined by the age and the amount of descent. Without those pieces of the story, it is just an observation. ...Read more
Enlarged unilateral tonsil for several months, white patches, crypts, no other symptoms, mild anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, recurrent strep +3x?
What would this mean in MRI findings - Enlarged nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal tonsillar fossa lymphoid tissues. Reactive lymph nodes in the ne?
Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?
chronic tonsillitis?: Signs of chronic tonsillitis can include: • frequent tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths • bad breath • frequent throat discomfort and sensation of something stuck in the back of the throat • enlarged tonsils treatment for chronic tonsillitis can include antibiotics and oral gargles and rinses. If symptoms persist, surgery may be indicated. It is recommended that you see your ENT physician. ...Read more
Can unilateral singular white tonsil spot, earache, puffy vein behind ear (with pulse ?Possible gland), small neck gland 8mths ++ be tonsillitis?
Are asymmetrical tonsils normal? Also one tonsil has a red vein above it and the other doesn’t. The asymmetry doesn’t seem to be new.
Have asymmetric tonsils i can only see 1 tonsil(which has bumps all over it) the 2 tonsil is hard to see i can only see red line(vein) on it.
See an ENT: Asymmetric tonsils may just be that one is infected or enlarged worse than the other. Or it might mean something is growing in it. You should see an ent. ...Read more
Is there a less invasive procedure to shrink tonsils than tosillectomy? I have asymmetric tonsil. Ent dr says no problem unless gets bigger. Big 4 yrs
Most commonly time: Tonsils ; adenoids are lymph nodes exposed to what is coming in by mouth, a first line of immune system awareness. Surgical excision (cutting out the tissue) was long promoted but an ENT group, starting in the early 1980s, began their own randomized trial of surgical vs. Symptomatic treatments. Results, no benefit (except $) from surgery unless breathing was blocked or abscess under the organ(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?
Is asymmetric tonsils normal? R one been bigger 4 @ least 10 yrs but got a little larger after a bad throat infection in Jan. Shrunk some since then.
Immune surveillance : The tonsils are focal areas where the immune system monitors the world and "learns" about the environment you are exposed to. The good news is that the "tonsil tissues" are located all over the back of the throat and down into the gut. If you are asking whether to get them taken out, removing the tonsils does not remove the immune function, since there are other similar tissues elsewhere. ...Read more
Cryptic tonsils: They are called cryptic tonsils. It just means that they have reacted to prior sore throats by enlarging repeatedly. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more
Tonsils: Tonsils are part of the immune system. They help us fight off infections and take care of infection when such occurs. The are often considered specialized lymph nodes. Interestingly, we have four major tonsils in the mouth and throat, the adenoid or nasopharyngeal tonsil, the two palatine tonsils and the lingual tonsil. ...Read more
Tonsils: Not really. Tonsils don't produce any chemicals like the thyroid or pancreas. They are part of the immune system and could be considered specialized lymph nodes. The have cells that help recognizing bad bacterial or other "bad bugs" and they get the immune system started on getting rid of the infection to keep you healthy ...Read more
ENT Dr, can evaluate: The more common reasons for getting tonsils removed are: snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil infections, and persistently enlarged tonsils with "crypts", which are holes containing pieces of firm whitish stuff. An ENT doctor (otorhinolaryngologist - ear nose throat doctor) can evaluate and make recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food and stuff: The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat. This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils.One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them.Other times it is from pus from infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers