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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yrs ago, cerebellar tonsillar Herniation after tumor resection: can this cause Chiari Malformation? A lot of recurring symptoms like pre-resection.
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
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
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
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
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
Found growth on tonsil hidden behind anterior tonsillar pillar. 1-2cm bright red with multiple nodes but resembles tonsil tissue. What is it? Worry?
See your doctor: Go to the doctor for a thorough exam ...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
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