HomeAnswersNeurologymega cisternaI have mega cisterna magna and midline cerebellar hypoplasia. Will the condition progress further?

Can mega cisterna magna cause seizures and dizziness?


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Published At May 29, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had an MRI four years back and was diagnosed with mega cisterna magna and midline cerebellar hypoplasia. My doctor told me it was a congenital lesion. I have taken a scan this year and waiting for my reports. Is this condition life-threatening and progressive? I do normal activities daily. Will I get seizures?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the report attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), these are congenital abnormalities in the brain. Do not worry since they do not cause any symptoms like seizures. However, take MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan once every five years to look for any progression.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor for the reply,

Should I be concerned about my underdeveloped cerebellum? Will it cause dizziness and tingling sensation?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You need not worry about your underdeveloped cerebellum because it is functioning normally.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Abhishek Juneja
Dr. Abhishek Juneja


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