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Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Childhood causes are: Abnormalities of fetal brain development from a genetic disorder, exposure to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, certain prescription medications & viruses; pl... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
At your age: Might consider that there was some relative hypoxia during gestation or at labor and delivery. Unlikely this is an early presentation of genetic alzh... Read More

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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Mild atrophy: at your age is common, age-related, and likely within the range of normal for 78. Like age-related changes everywhere else in the body, unfortunately... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
About EEG, seizure: If there is atrophy (means smaller than normal) please see a pediatric neurologist. Eeg's can be normal in the context of seizures for many reasons. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Unrelated: The atrophy would be unrelated to headaches but hard to make sense of without more history including family history as well as birth history, possible... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Ischemic changes: Mri scans are sensitive for picking up signs of ischemia or old stroke. Sometimes, the patients may not have any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
MRI findings: Greetings. Rest assured that the findings you are describing is a description of a normally aging brain. The MRI gives us great detail and descriptive... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Wade
Radiology 42 years experience
Probably not: While not strictly "normal", small "bright spots" on certain types of MRI images of the aging brain are very common. These represent small scars, and... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Depends upon where: Certain areas of the cerebellum are responsible for various functions such as synergy in movement, equilibrium, and balance. Alcohol has a predilecti... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cerebellar atrophy: It basically depends on the precise area of the brain affected...Certain areas are more important than others. If your atrophy has consumed less vital... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Cerebellar atrophy: Findings of cerebellar atrophy is not that uncommon, the key question is whether it might be associated with other neurological problems. If this find... Read More

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