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A recent MRI for headaches and neck pain stated minimal tonsillar ectopia not in range of chiari i malformation. Flow voids were normal/maintained i a?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Low lying cerebellum

The cerebellar lobes in the back of the brain are extending slightly into the spinal canal, which is associated with something called chiari i malformation when it's more severe.
If they extend far down into the spinal canal, they can compress the spinal cord and the blood vessels feeding the "back" of the brain, as well as interrupt the flow of CSF between the brain and spinal canal.

In brief: Low lying cerebellum

The cerebellar lobes in the back of the brain are extending slightly into the spinal canal, which is associated with something called chiari i malformation when it's more severe.
If they extend far down into the spinal canal, they can compress the spinal cord and the blood vessels feeding the "back" of the brain, as well as interrupt the flow of CSF between the brain and spinal canal.
Dr. Kamran Janjua
Dr. Kamran Janjua
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sounds ok

Based on what you provided, it sounds like you have a normal variant of cerebellar tonsil anatomy.
Nothing concerning.

In brief: Sounds ok

Based on what you provided, it sounds like you have a normal variant of cerebellar tonsil anatomy.
Nothing concerning.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neck pain and x-ray

This is a normal MRI and not a chiari malformation.

In brief: Neck pain and x-ray

This is a normal MRI and not a chiari malformation.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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