Neurology Community
brain tonsils incase in the spinal colum
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

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

brain tonsils incase in the spinal colum

my daughter is 18 and was seen by a neurosurgeon who said that her brain tonsils are stuck inside the spinal colum and he has a name for this and i can't remember it. They don't know if they are going to operate or not  what do i have to look forward to as she may now have celaic disease after surgery in june she lost 25lbs within 2 months
Related Discussions
368886_tn?1278962315
Hello.

She could be suffering from Chiari I malformation. In Chiari malformation, the cerebral tonsils protrude from the foramen ovale (outlet of the skull). This is a progressive condition. Surgery is indicated. Due to protrusion of the tonsils, the CSF flow is restricted and intracranial pressure rises, leading to more protrusion.

I hope a decision is taken soon.

Regards
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
17 hrs ago 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
338416_tn?1260996698
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
1667208_tn?1333111449
Blank
zygy2
NH