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How is the chiari malformation diagnosed and evaluated?

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Clinical exam, MRI

A thorough evaluation and clinical exam can assess for symptoms of chiari.
If there is suspicion, an MRI of the cranio-cervical junction will confirm the diagnosis. Dynamic MRI with cine can show the lack of cerebrospinal fluid pulsations. At times, chiari is being identified on MRI in a patient with no symptoms. A neurosurgeon should be consulted regarding any need of treatment.

In brief: Clinical exam, MRI

A thorough evaluation and clinical exam can assess for symptoms of chiari.
If there is suspicion, an MRI of the cranio-cervical junction will confirm the diagnosis. Dynamic MRI with cine can show the lack of cerebrospinal fluid pulsations. At times, chiari is being identified on MRI in a patient with no symptoms. A neurosurgeon should be consulted regarding any need of treatment.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Imaging study

By clinical examination and imaging studies like mri.

In brief: Imaging study

By clinical examination and imaging studies like mri.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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