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Diagnosed w/cerebellar atrophy from MRI due to balance/memory issues.What tests can I expect next, and what are they looking for?44yr.Old non-drinker

Diagnosed w/cerebellar atrophy from  MRI due to balance/memory issues.What tests can I expect next, and what are they looking for?44yr.Old non-drinker

Differential for CA: The differential diagnosis of later onset cerebellar atrophy can be hereditary, acquired, or degenerative. The acquired forms can be arrested or even treated and thus should be investigated. The investigation usually includes blood and possibly 24 hour urine evaluation. Sometimes the blood work is sent off to a specialty lab especially when the hereditary/paraneoplastic forms are being sought. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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What is the treatment for occular dysmetria?

What is the treatment for occular dysmetria?

No great treatment: Ocular dysmetria is a type of dysmetria that involves the under- or over-shooting of the eyes when attempting to re-fixate gaze on something. This is usually from problems in the cerebellum of the brain, and can be seen with multiple sclerosis. Isoniazid and Clonazepam have been used to treat dysmetria. There is no surgical or ocular procedure that helps this. Nor can glasses. ...Read more

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What is extraocular dysmetria?

What is extraocular dysmetria?

Brusque motions: Dysmetria is an inability to contol muscle movements, so movements are brusque and may be made with more force than needed. Extraocular muscles are those that control the eye muscles, so this would be poorly controlled eye movements. ...Read more

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Does reiters syndrome cause dysmetria like symptoms in leg?

Does reiters syndrome cause dysmetria like symptoms in leg?

Not true dysmetria!: Dysmetria ) refers to a lack of coordination of movement typified by the undershoot or overshoot of intended position with the hand, arm, leg, or eye. It is a type of ataxia. It is sometimes described as an inability to judge distance or scale. However, symptoms like dysmetria can occur if you have pain in the feet, typical for reiter's. ...Read more

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What is the cerebellum responsible for?

What is the cerebellum responsible for?

Cerebellum: The cerebellum is responsible for coordinating movements. Coordination is helpful for balance, fine motor tasks, complex motor tasks, including walking, throwing, using stairs, riding a bike, gymnastics, etc. ...Read more

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Whats cerebellar hypoplasia?

Whats cerebellar hypoplasia?

See below : A neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual often due to under development. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cerebellar syndrome?

What sort of disease is cerebellar syndrome?

Incoordination: There are several features of people with cerebellar dysfunction with symptoms ranging from walking incoordination, hand incoordination, inability to do alternating movements, eye dysfunction and multiple others. Basically, your cerebellum coordinates the complex movements of your body and therefore cerebellar syndrome is a dysfunction of that coordination. It can be much more complex than this. ...Read more

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How to know if my wife might have a swollen cerebellum?

How to know if my wife might have a swollen cerebellum?

Cerebellum: She will have balance, visual issues and co-ordination issues. Best for you not to wait to see if this happens. Any swelling in the brain is bad - i would suggest you take her in for an examination. ...Read more

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Dysmetria (Definition)

Dysmetria is a clinical finding in which a person's movements tend to undershoot or overshoot their target distance. This can occur due to neuron diseases, ...Read more