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can you tell me what pontine atrophy means in terms of a 3 year old being diagnosed with it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nonspecific term: Think of the nervous system as a tree with a brain as the top and spinal cord as its roots.The pontine region acts as the main trunk through which bundles of nerves are channeled & make various connections. Pontine atrophy describes a loss of substance in the area & implys that there will be loss of functions related to areas lost.
Answered on Aug 31, 2017
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