Is a chiari malformation something to be concerned about?

Yes. Some are stable but some can cause brainstem problems so see a neurosurgeon and have it properly evauated.
Need evaluation. You need an appropriate evaluation including CT scan, to determine if your chiari malformation is potentially compromising.

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Went to ent for tinnitus and found out through mri I have chiari malformation. Dr didn't seem concerned but is it serious?

Not at 35 years old. sometimes studies answer questions and present new ones. The Chiari malformation may cause problems but for a 35 unlikely at this phase in your life. Most importantly for you it has nothing to do with tinnitus. Why are you taking labetalol? Read more...

I have been diagnosed with a middle cranial fossa meningomia and chiari malformation my MRI also shows empty sella morphology. Should I be concerned?

Not life threatening. Your doctors will likely monitor the meningioma as long as you are not having any severe headaches or other symptoms from it. They are usually not malignant. The Chiari can also cause headaches and other symptoms like vertigo, or numbness- surgery for that may be optional. Empty sella is common- be sure to have your thyroid function checked. Bottom line is none of this is life- threatening. Read more...
Why ask here? Presumably in Georgia you can't just wander into an MRI facility and make an impulse purchase. The MRI isn't the patient; you are. It doesn't sound like anything serious, but I'm not your doctor. The ordering doc is responsible for interpreting the results or if they can't, to send you to someone else who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you can understand. Meanwhile, don't panic. Read more...