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What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs then arms, hands and facial muscles.Characterized by extensive degeneration of the cerebellum, pontine nuclei and medullary olivary nuclei, opca's have been described with many other clinical findings. Treatment is symtom specific and variable.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What's cerebellar atrophy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Shrinkage: The cerebellum is a posterior area of the brain important in balance and coordination. Atrophy implies this area is shrinking in size. Some causes could include alcohol abuse, hereditary spinocerebellar degenerations, and chronic ms. The underlying causation should be sought, as some conditions are reversible or controllable.

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