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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 chiari malformations?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 chiari malformations?

Chiari malformations: Type I is associated with a portion of the cerebellum called the tonsils, downwardly displaced through the foramen magnum at the base of the skull. Most are asymptomatic.
Type ii is usually associated with a failure of the spinal cord to close and is often associated with hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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I have an chiari malformation type 1. What symptoms would I have if I am not circulating enough csf? I have a MRI in two weeks to see.

I have an chiari malformation type 1. What symptoms would I have if I am not circulating enough csf? I have a MRI in two weeks to see.

Shoulder area numb: The lack of CSF flow around the chiari area is thought to raise the risk for a fluid collection inside the cervical spine called a syrinx. This can cause arm/hand symptoms with some numbness in a shawl pattern across the shoulder area. An MRI through your cervical spine should show this fluid collection if it is there. It can be followed after the chiari is decompressed usually resolving by itself. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chiari malformations I and ii?

What is the difference between chiari malformations I and ii?

Extent of herniation: It is the downward displacement of the cerebellum, specifically a region called the "tonsils", through the foramen magnum. There are actually 4 types. Type one is only tonsillar herniation, that is mild; type ii shows more herniation, to include a middle portion of the cerebellum. This type is often associated with an myelomeningocele (herniation of lining of the brain). ...Read more

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What's the difference between chiari malformation and chiari syndrome?

What's the difference between chiari malformation and chiari syndrome?

Different: Arnold chiari malformation describes low lying cerebellar tonsils, and sometimes other posterior fossa abnormalities. Chiari syndrome can refer to the abnormality described above, or to budd chiari syndrome. Budd chiari syndrome has to do with clotting in the venous system of the liver and has nothing to do with arnold chiari malformation. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between multiple sclerosis and chiari malformation?

Simplest approach: An MRI of brain and upper cervical spinal cord will demonstrate the presence of a Chiari Malformation, and if MS, typical lesions will be present within the white matter in a classical distribution. ...Read more

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What is arnold chiari malformation type one?

What is arnold chiari malformation type one?

Mild malformation: AC type 1 involves low lying cerebellar tonsils. At the level of the foramen magnum. Usually asymptomatic and picked up as an incidental finding on work up for another condition. ...Read more

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I have Chiari malformation type one, do you know what it is?

I have Chiari malformation type one, do you know what it is?

Arnold Chiari: It is a term used by radiologists to denote herniation of the brain through the foramen magnum at bottom of skull. ...Read more

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Could I have developed chiari malformation type 1 after the age of 20?

Could I have developed chiari malformation type 1 after the age of 20?

Probably not: Technically, most chiari I malformations occur during fetal development. Many people who have a mild chiari I malformation may never have any symptoms or symptoms may develop later in life, but the actual malformation was probably already there. In some unusual cases (e.g., over-drainage of spinal fluid) a type of acquired chiari malformation can develop, but this is less common. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a type 1 chiari malformation?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a type 1 chiari malformation?

Can be symptomatic: Chiari malformation type I is neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disrupts normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.Type ii involves extension of both cerebellar and brain stem tissue into the foramen magnum. Associated with myelomeningocele. ...Read more

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What is a type 2 chiari malformation?

Brain abnormality.: A type 2 chiari malformation is a brain abnormality a baby is born with, where the lower part of the brain bulges down through the hole in the base of the skull. Babies with this malformation may show symptoms like poor feeding, difficulty breathing, and weakness. It is almost always associated with spina bifida as well. ...Read more

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Chiari malformation type 1. Am I disabled?

Chiari malformation type 1. Am I disabled?

Chiari malformation: Chiari malformation, unless complex rarely do not disable a person. They are surgically treatment depending on the symptoms and clinical findings. This is not an uncommon disorder treated by neurosurgeons and the results are very often quite good. ...Read more

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What is the cure for arnold chiari malformation type 1?

What is the cure for arnold chiari malformation type 1?

Sometimes surgery: Chiari malformation type I neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disruptsl flow of cerebrospinal fluid sxs include. Dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headaches, problems of balance/ coordination. If severe maybe surgery ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chiari malformation type 1?

What is the treatment for chiari malformation type 1?

Sometimes surgery: Chiari malformation type I neurological disorder where cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area, resulting in compression of parts of brain and spinal cord, and disruptsl flow of cerebrospinal fluid sxs include. Dizziness, muscle weakness, numbness, vision problems, headaches, problems of balance/ coordination. If severe maybe surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any treatments for chiari malformation type 1?

Is there any treatments for chiari malformation type 1?

Surgery: Surgery is definitely an option but I would see someone who specializes in this and would make sure that your symptoms are of the sort that would improve. I would also get an MRI flow study that proves that there is abnormal flow through the foramen magnum. ...Read more

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What is chiari malformation type 1?

A brain anamoly: A chiari 1 is a malformation where a small part of the brain (the cerebellar tonsils) descends into the spinal canal and compresses the spinal cord/brain stem. The early symptom are typically headaches. As time proceeds and in more severe descended chiari's, the symptoms can include numbness, weakness, unsteadiness, visual issues, nausea, etc. See physician for an exam and discussion of surgery. ...Read more

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Can a chiari malformation type one be picked up in an amniocentesis test?

Can a chiari malformation type one be picked up in an amniocentesis test?

No: Chiari malformation is associated with many conditions, some of which have abnormal chromosomes that would show up by amniocentesis. The malformation itself can be seen by fetal ultrasound but not usually at 16-18 weeks when visualization of fetal anomalies might prompt recommendation for amniocentesis. ...Read more

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Info on chiari malformation type 1 my 13 year old son has been diagnosed?

Common Safe: Type I involves the extension of the cerebellar tonsils (the lower part of the cerebellum) into the foramen magnum, without involving the brain stem. Type I may not cause symptoms, & is the most common form of cm & is usually first noticed in adolescence or adulthood, often by accident during an examination for another condition. See http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with arnold chiari malformation type 2?

Depends.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain on neuroimaging, and a spinal myelomeningocele. The prognosis depends on syndromic or not nature of the defect and quality of surgical repair. Meningitis is detrimental. Shorter life-span anticipated. ...Read more

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Do chiari malformation type 1 with dizziness tinitus and nausea require sugery?

Do chiari malformation type 1 with dizziness tinitus and nausea require sugery?

Workup: Chiari can cause all these symptoms but it is best to see the ENT and have hearing test to exclude vertigo/hearing loss. The chiari usually causes some headache also. ...Read more

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I have arnold chiari malformation type 2 with syrinx. I recently had re-exploration durap. What are the possible side effects from that?

Recurrence: Hopefully everything works out for you. But if there is a problem with sealing of the patch leaks and swelling can develop. This fluid can cause compression of the brain stem. You should talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have arnold chiari malformation type 1. I recently had corrective surgery. What are the possible side effects from that?

There are risks: With any brain surgery, there are risks or brain or nerve injury, bleeding, infection and even death in rare circumstances. Specific to chiari decompression, neck pain, CSF leak, and pseudomeningocele formation are also risks. ...Read more

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Is arnold chiari malformation type one a neural tube defect?

No: The more accepted term is chiari malformation as arnold-chiari is an older term. This type of malformation is not a neural tube defect, but rather an abnormal migration of the cerebellar tonsils below the level of the foramen magnum (chiari type 1). This defect is attributed to a congenitally small posterior fossa, thus allowing the cerebellar tonsils to migrate downward. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation and I'm currently waiting to see a neurologist to find out what treatment is necessary. However I was just wondering what symptoms and signs a doctor looks for when deciding whether or not it is necessary to

Hi. I have a type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation and I'm currently waiting to see a neurologist to find out what treatment is necessary. However I was just wondering what symptoms and signs a doctor looks for when deciding whether or not it is necessary to

Arnold Chiari: The answer is a bit complicated and management depends on the extent of symptoms you are experiencing. Additionally, the neurologist will review imaging studies of your brain to determine the necessity or type of treatment. Be sure to make your appointment and write down questions you have for the doctor :) ...Read more

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On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

Tinnitus: Tinnitus, the term used for 'ringing in the ear', is multifactorial in diagnosis. If occurs in children, ear infection check and wisdom teeth removal may be all that is needed. If occurs in adult, TMJ diagnosis is attempted. Briefly, all inflammation in the posterior joint area should be eliminated. Diagnostic splint, anti-inflammatory meds are used to further diagnose and treat the tinnitus. ...Read more

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On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

Chiary and cyst: The symptoms outlined in your statement are all consistent with the chiari malformation type 1 and arachnoid cyst. Your statement also mention the possibility of meniere's disease in the mix. What is missing in the statement is your question. What exactly do you would like to know? ...Read more

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On unpredictable days I have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. On some of those days the sound changes and I sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness I will get nausea. I have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

Dehydration and TMJ: These sound like some deep dehydration and compounding TMJ symptoms. I do not know the depth and breadth of your cyst nor have access to your chart. I would look at trying to drink several glasses of water a day, and see your dentist about a hard night guard. I know it sounds like a stretch, but I have had several patients experience similar symptoms and get moderate relief from this remedy. ...Read more

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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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Have read that people with chiari 1 malformations can have cerebellar fits. What is the difference betw. A cerebellar fit & a tonic clonic seizure?

Have read that people with chiari 1 malformations can have cerebellar fits. What is the difference betw. A cerebellar fit & a tonic clonic seizure?

Some differences: Cerebellar fits"characterized by drop attacks with/without deterioration of consciousness, opisthotonic posturing (head and back arching backward), and varying degrees of respiratory compromise. Cerebellar fits may mimic other disorders such as cardiogenic syncope and epileptic seizures. Tonic/clonic (grand mal seizure) generalized seizure with muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. ...Read more