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I had meningioma res., complications: a sah, hydrocephalus, cerebellar tonsillar herniation, and emergency craniotomy. What's my future hold?

I had meningioma res., complications: a sah, hydrocephalus, cerebellar tonsillar herniation, and emergency craniotomy. What's my future hold?

Possible recovery: There is a very good chance of having a very good recovery. It depends on how much neurological injury was sustained and for how long. It seems that if you are able to type and communicate, that you have a very good chance for a near full recovery. Intense rehabilitation will help you improve tremendously. Without knowing your neurological deficits , it is difficult to say for certain. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago, cerebellar tonsillar Herniation after tumor resection: can this cause Chiari Malformation? A lot of recurring symptoms like pre-resection.

2 yrs ago, cerebellar tonsillar Herniation after tumor resection: can this cause Chiari Malformation? A lot of recurring symptoms like pre-resection.

Imaging?: Recent imaging would be very helpful to clarify some of the symptoms that you currently display. Low-lying tonsils after a suboccipital craniectomy for tumor resection may suggest cerebellar sag not necessarily Chiari malformation. ...Read more

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What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent  on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

Disturbing signs...: What you are describing are symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain tumor or intracranial hypotension from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak or Chiari Malformation. In other words, could be a lot of different things. You need to see a Neurosurgeon as the findings on your MRI are serious and may need surgery. Go and get a good and thorough and consultation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Borderline inferior cerebellar ectopia present, the cerebellar tonsils demonstrate mild inferior herniation, measuring 4 mm sagittal sequence, means?

Borderline inferior cerebellar ectopia present, the cerebellar tonsils demonstrate mild
inferior herniation, measuring  4 mm sagittal sequence, means?

It most likely: doesn't mean anything. If that is the only finding, and the tonsils are otherwise normally shaped, some use less than 5mm as the normal range, so by that criteria 4mm would be normal. Others call 3-5mm benign tonsillar ectopia, an incidental asymptomatic finding. Most consider greater than 5mm to be abnormal(Chiari 1 malformation). The measurement is from the skull base to the tonsil tip. ...Read more

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What causes tonsillar crypts?

What causes tonsillar crypts?

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

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Is minimal tonsillar ectopia serious?

Is minimal tonsillar ectopia serious?

Doubtful: Doubtful unless associated with more. Probably 1% of the population if not more have it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have holes in my tonsils?

Yes: Absolutely, most tonsils are not smooth and have deep crevices. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Please describe what tonsils fare or?

Please describe what tonsils fare or?

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

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In tonsils which drug I should use n dosage?

In tonsils which drug I should use n dosage?

Tonsillitis: This is now how health tap works. We do not offer treatment. Whenever you are needing medication this is best served by getting this from your treating physician who knows your situation and allergies and such. ...Read more

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I have these holes on my tonsils what could that be?

I have these holes on my tonsils what could that be?

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

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Is tonsillar cancer common?

Is tonsillar cancer common?

Perhaps: The firs or second most common oropharyngeal cancer. Now associated not only with smoking and alcohol, but also with human papilloma virus types 16, 18 in non-smoker drinkers. Can be managed with surgery, more commonly with chemo-radiotherapy today. ...Read more

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What causes your tonsils to bleed?

What causes your tonsils to bleed?

Spontaneous tonsil : Inflammation, infection and trauma may all cause a tonsil to bleed. Bleeding from the tonsils is never normal, can be potentially deadly, and should prompt an urgent visit to your local otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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What exactly is cerebellar tonsillar ectopia?

What exactly is cerebellar tonsillar ectopia?

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

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I have cerebral tonsillar ectopia that measures 3 cm. Should i be concerned?

3 cm or 3 mm?: It depends. If it is 3 cm as you state, that is severe (30 mm) and you should be concerned. If instead you mean 3 mm, then it depends if you have a syrinx. If you do not have a syrinx, there is no concern. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsillar cancer?

What is the treatment for tonsillar cancer?

Tonsillectomy : Take out the tonsil put the tonsil and send it to pathology for analysis for cancer. Treatment depends on what they find. ...Read more

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What do tonsils do?

What do tonsils do?

Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system. ...Read more

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Bulges on tonsils?Normal?

Bulges on tonsils?Normal?

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

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Are holes in tonsils normal?

Are holes in tonsils normal?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more

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Are tonsils ment to be smooth?

Usually not: Palatine tonsils tend to be irregular with ridges or crypts. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we have tonsils?

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

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What are the medications for tonsils?

Penicillin derivativ: I assume you mean for a n infection of the tonsils. If one is dealing with a positive strep verified by throat culture, penicillin derivates are the drug of choice. ...Read more