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    Its mean that your hernia (Chiari is clasify as brain herniation) if you think of a shoe size.., your feet size 6 in 5 size shoes - so you have 1 size more, so you have 5 mm herniation which need to be removed..some patient get effected their csf flow even only 2 or 3 mm, but some dont...normally health care professionals only want to operate at the last result when there is a blockage..I HAVE never heard that when some one have chiari they leave it till long..and it will be better...it will get worse..so have it done ..the sooner the better..dont leave it too long like me..it will ruin your nerve....
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    Hi leanne73120

    I think a few years back the level of herniation in mm was taken as being a critical factor in assessing people for suitability for surgery.

    Think nowadays there is far more important assessment of the impact of symptoms on the patient. As one of the other respondents has pointed out, CM sufferers might only have 2-3mm herniation. But that may have significant impact on their CSF flow.

    Others may have significantly more herniation, but if it doesn't impact the CSF, then will not require further action.

    Very, very best for your surgery tomorrow. Yesterday, I managed to get through the day with just 1 pill. Nearly med free! Hoping that will be up to a brief lunch today with my lovely wife as it's our (21st) wedding anniversary today.

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    Hi, I am new to this site and have been recently diagnosed with syringomyelia and Chiari 2 malformation.  What kind of surgery are you having? Good luck by the way and hope all goes well smile

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