3 doctors weighed in:

What is a borderline chiari?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Incidental on MRI

Chiari type i is an incidental finding on an MRI that shows low lying tonsils of the cerebellum. A line can be drawn on the film and the measurement in millimeters of how low the tonsils lie.
If just a few mm, it is considered borderline. Most cases are just incidental and are not clinically relevant.

In brief: Incidental on MRI

Chiari type i is an incidental finding on an MRI that shows low lying tonsils of the cerebellum. A line can be drawn on the film and the measurement in millimeters of how low the tonsils lie.
If just a few mm, it is considered borderline. Most cases are just incidental and are not clinically relevant.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
Thank
Dr. K.C. Brewington
Neurosurgery

In brief: Something to watch

It means that the cerebellum tonsils are descending but have not gone far enough to meet the criteria for a chiari malformation.

In brief: Something to watch

It means that the cerebellum tonsils are descending but have not gone far enough to meet the criteria for a chiari malformation.
Dr. K.C. Brewington
Dr. K.C. Brewington
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors