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  • Tcooper24
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    I have EDS I have recently had two X-ray show baselir invagination. I have MRI next Thursday. I read on hear that some X-rays may overdiagnose is this possible with this. I am quite afraid of this. I do have trouble swallowing some and pain at base of skull.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    EDS is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome for those who are unfamiliar with this term. EDS is a disorder of collagen formation and can lead to bone abnormalities. Basilar invagination is a softening of the base of the skull where either the first vertebra or the skull base can impinge onto the brain stem. This impingement is a type of Arnold-Chiari syndrome.

    X-ray is not the gold standard to diagnose this disorder but is a good first step. An MRI of the base of the skull would be the next step.

    Dr. Corenman

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