Do chiari malformation type 1 with dizziness tinitus and nausea require sugery?

Workup. Chiari can cause all these symptoms but it is best to see the ENT and have hearing test to exclude vertigo/hearing loss. The chiari usually causes some headache also.
Possibly but unlikly. Very nonspecific symptoms, meaning they may or may not be related to Chiari. Depends on what the MRI actually looks like (how significant in terms of crowding and descent of the tonsils) & presence of other conditions or symptoms. Borderline Chiari is unlikely to cause these symptoms—they may be related to something else. For more, read this free monograph: http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/

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I did chiari malformation surgery 4 months ago and I feel so dizzy I can not even stand and walk well! I'm suffering. For you kind advice?

If the dizziness. and difficulty with ambulation are new symptoms that were not present following your surgery, you should certainly seek urgent evaluation. If these symptoms have been present but not improving since your surgery, you should call your neurosurgeon for further workup. Read more...

My neurosurgeon my suggest surgery for chiari malformation. I have dizziness and gait disturbance that never goes away. Is this a common surgery?

It is not uncommon. Depending on symptoms, imaging evaluation (ususally MRI and mr cine to show CSF flow) you may be a candidate for neurosurgical decompression. Read more...
Chiari malformation. Gait issues and dizziness can be symptoms of a chiari malformation. If you have tonsillar herniation and compression at the skull base due to tonsillar herniation then you could benefit from this surgery to decompress the chiari. Read more...
Yes. Yes it is a procedure that neurosurgeons perform and are familiar with. Good luck. Read more...

I have an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation. How will a neurosurgeon know which one is causing my tinitus, dizziness, and nausea?

Working diagnosis. It depends on the location of the cyst, the extent of the chiari malformation on mri, what other symptoms you might have (difficulty swallowing, arm/legs symptoms, reflex changes). You might need an evaluation by an ear-nose-throat surgeon to see if there is a problem with the hearing and balance nerves. It becomes about choosing the most likely explanation after all the info are available. Read more...
Cyst Location. Unless the arachnoid cyst is in the area called your posterior fossa , the back of your skull area, the dizziness would more likely be related to a chiari. The tinnitus should be assessed by ENT with hearing test. The nausea if it is exertional may be a sign of vertigo or due to the chiari if associated with a headache. I agree you need some workup to tease things out. Read more...