Brain malformation located in cerebellum. What does this mean?

Brain malformation. The term "brain malformation" can cover a very wide variety of subjects. Malformations can involve blood vessels, structures in the brain itself, or in the case of the cerebellum a chiari malformation where a tongue of brain tissue comes down through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum.

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many. Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. Read more...
Several. Include absence of cerebellum, small cerebellum called cerebellum hypo plasma, midline hypoplasia, congenital tumors. Read more...

What is a chiari-brain malformation?

Small back of skull. Chiari malformations develop due to a decreased size in the back of the skull. Because there is not enough space for the brain to develop, a part of the brain called the cerebellar tonsils get pushed through through the hole where the spinal cord attaches to the brain. This results in increased pressure and development of "cysts" in the spinal cord. Chiari ii has additional brain&cord changes. Read more...
Basic answer. The cerebellum is the rearmost part of the brain structures as it transitions into the spinal cord holding all the nerve tracts. This part of the brain is supposed to stop at the base of the skull, but in some people part of the cerebellum is positioned below the skull, extending between the cord & the upper vertebrae. The Chiari malformation is a broad label covering this defect. Read more...

Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation, be it aneurysm or avm?

Unlikely. A ct scan shows bleeding or skull fractures instead of soft tissue problems like avm's or brain aneurysms unless they have calcium inside of their walls which is very rare. Read more...

Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Broad questions. There are many types of brain malformation. To which are you referring? Vascular, structural, etc.? Read more...

Can tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation / aneurysm / avm?

CT- angio/MRA can. Ct angiography and mra can reliably detect avms or other vascular intracranial malformations. Read more...
CT angiograms. A ct angiogram is very helpful in delineating a brain avm and aneurysm. Aneuryms down to about 3mm in size can be detected with a good ct scanner. A conventional cerebral angiogram is the gold standard for aneurysms and avms. For brain cavernous malformations, an MRI scan is the best way to see these. These are low blood flow entities so a ct angiogram/conventional angiogram are not as helpful. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Brain malformations?

Brain malformations. are anatomic abnormalities of the brain that occur as a result of a disturbance in the normal process of fetal brain formation. They can range from very minor anomalies of no clinical significance, to lethal. Read more...

What's the best way to treat Chiari brain malformations?

Surgery. If significant and symptomatic, subocciptial craniotomy is often employed to decompress cerebellar tonisls if they protrude more than 5 mm below the foramen magnum. . Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Head and brain malformations?

Head and brain. malformations= numerous abnormalities that can occur due to disorders of, or interruption of, the normal pathways of fetal cranial development. Read more...

Should women born severly premature (micro baby) get a MRI to rule out brain malformations before pregnancy? Can I ask for one?

Premature infants. Routinely get cranial ultrasounds in the nursery after they are born. Before delivery, neurologic (brain) abnormalities can be identified on your routine prenatal ultrasounds. Read more...