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I was just recently diagnosed with a mild chiari malformation by my doctor. How quickly can a mild chiari malformation progress further or does it?

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Dr. Philip Chao
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In brief: It wont

Chiai malformation is seen in 10 percent of patients.
And in fact if you have only the mild type you might ask how many mm does your tonsils project below the foramen magnum. Some readers only call it a real aci if it projects 10 mm below. Some readers call it at 5mm. So you should ask your doctor.

In brief: It wont

Chiai malformation is seen in 10 percent of patients.
And in fact if you have only the mild type you might ask how many mm does your tonsils project below the foramen magnum. Some readers only call it a real aci if it projects 10 mm below. Some readers call it at 5mm. So you should ask your doctor.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Progression during childhood, while the spine & bone structures are growing will sometimes occur, not after these structures are finished
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