Doctor insights on:
Tonsillar Ectopia Symptoms
A recent mri showed cerebellar tonsillar ectopia up to 12 mm, does this along with having a lot of the symptoms of chiari mean that chiari is likely?
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
Tonsillar ectopia: The cerebellum is at the lower back of your brain, and is mainly responsible for motor coordination. The tonsils are at the midline of your cerebellum and sometimes they can extend a bit lower than normal. That's called tonsillar ectopia. They may be asymptomatic, or they could cause symptoms like headache, pain, and other neurologic symptoms. ...Read more
Chiari 1: Tonsillar ectopia, slight descent of the cerebellar tonsils and Chiari I malformations, disorders observed in older children and adults and are believed to be an acquired form of the Chiari malformations. This entity is different from the other Chiari malformations in that hydrocephalus plays no role in its evolution ...Read more
What does it mean? My report says the report says there is mild cerebellar tonsillar ectopia with tonsils extending 5mm through the foramen magnum
Chiari Malformation: Well at least one of the features is present. Low lying cerebellar tonsils are dipping into the foramen magnum which is the big hole at the base of the skull that allows the spinal cord to pass up to the brain. It means no more trampolines, bungee cord jumping or roller coaster rides for you. You don't want the cerebellar tonsils to be forced down further. Look up arnold chiari malformation, . ...Read more
I just had an MRI done and one impression says borderline cerebellar tonsillar ectopia. Do i need to be concerned?
No: It's a normal variation. No worriesGet a more detailed answer ›
Diagnosed with mild cerebellar tonsillar ectopia, I am experiencing headaches while excercising. Should i be concerned?
Yes: I would see a neurologist as soon as possible. Particularly if you are having headaches. This could be a serious problem. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Cerebellar tonsillar ectopia symptoms
- Mild cerebellar tonsillar ectopia symptoms
- Mild cerebellar tonsillar ectopia
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Cerebral tonsillar ectopia
- Inferior cerebellar tonsillar ectopia
- Tonsillar cyst symptoms
- Cerebellar ectopia symptoms
- Talk to a neurologist online