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Hi, MANY of us have “low-lying cerebellar tonsils” (otherwise referred to as Cerebellar Ectopia, or Chiari 0) and on that basis I’d say, if they look at it more closely, it’s NOT NORMAL!
I wonder if all those “healthy controls” who have this “normal” low-lying cerebellar tonsils “varient” are just in the early stages of this condition and relatively asymptomatic (i.e. no symptoms that a normal healthy person wouldn’t shrug off, as unimportant).
GREAT point, Barb!!! I found one reliable way of looking for external communicating hydrocephalus that may be contributing to the lower tonsils is to see if she has an empty, or partially empty sella. That is a sign of hydrocephalus, but is “normal in 6% of people”. But as I told my neurologist, my MRI with an empty sella was called ‘normal’. I responded to Diamox (and I had to develop a CSF leak through my nose just to make my point. ha.) I think the term “normal” should not be used if the patient has low lying tonsils and/or an empty or partially empty sella IN ADDITION TO symptoms of hydrocephalus or chiari. I think those are important clues that are getting missed. GREAT POINT! 🙂