Chiari Malformation Community
MRI RESULTS
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Chiari Malformation and Living with Chiari Malformation.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

MRI RESULTS

I am reading my MRI results of my brain.It shows I have low-lying cerebellar tonsils.It also says I have mild cerebellar ectopia.It also says I have a flow void at the circle of Willis.Is anyone familiar with these things? What is it? Is this associated with the Chiari Malformation?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
620923_tn?1405964489

  The Circle of Willis is a vital formation of arteries at the base of the brain which supplies all thought processes with the necessary fuel.

Low lying cerebral tonsils is another way of saying the tonsils are herniated...it does not say chiari...and u can get low lying tonsils from a few  other issues and not just from chiari....so, u have to find out.

A flow void is referring to ur CSF which indicates a CSF blockage...which can cause a syrinx to form.....

U need a chiari specialist.

  "selma"
Blank
1587684_tn?1296930870
Ok...thank you for explaining it. The MRI does mention borderline Chiari Malformation, I forgot to mention that.
Blank
620923_tn?1405964489


  Oh ok...bcuz chiari is the malformation of the skull...but u can have the tonsils forced out by other issues like hydrocehpalous , a MVA just the force of the accident can do it....so even if there is room for the tonsils they can herniate, but chiari there is not enuff room.

So since they said borderline they r using the size of the herniation and not how it is affecting u or ur health...which irritates me....5mm is an old standard of measurement and an outdated view for making a determination as to what chiari is.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
1 hr ago
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS September is CHIARI awarene... Comment
17 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
lorjojack joined this community
Welcome them!
Sep 18
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Elisaandbucky
Charlotte, NC
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero
germantown, MD
4816750_tn?1368808270
Blank
frankie_rush
New Tazewell, TN
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
7489440_tn?1392096009
Blank
kwalker0004
Pocomoke, MD
Chiari Malformation Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Elisaandbucky
Charlotte, NC
979826_tn?1389039958
Blank
soccero
germantown, MD
4816750_tn?1368808270
Blank
frankie_rush
New Tazewell, TN
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
7489440_tn?1392096009
Blank
kwalker0004
Pocomoke, MD