I was just diagnosed with Chiari 1 Malformation last week and I just received the written results of my MRI but haven't met with a Neurosurgon or Neurologist yet, please help (if you can) interpret what it means. My general doctor didn't seem to know much about Chiari 1 malformtion let alone any of the questions I asked her before I saw the report of the MRI results. This is a portion of what is in the report...
"The right cerebellar tonsils extend approximately 10mm below the foramen magnum on sagittal series 2 image 12. A mild degree of ventriculomegaly demonstrated."
I understand one of my tonsils extend further than the other but what is the ventriculomegaly? When I google it all I can find is about fetus', I'm obviously not a fetus, I'm 34 years old and curious what this means. I am already scared about the Chiari 1 and having it be 10 mm (which seems to be much further than anyone else's I am seeing online) but now there is this thing I can't find anything about online. And my next appointment isn't until late next month.
Any help would be great thank you.