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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
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
Variable: It depends on the underlying cause. If it is a progressive cause then the prognosis is poor. ...Read more
Please be specific: Cerebellar hypoplasia is a descriptive term for many individual entities affecting brain development. It can occur in isolation or part of a complex syndrome. It has been found in cases with linkage to anomalies on the x, 3rd, 7th, 9th, 14th & 17th chromosomes. Their also sibling pairs that define autosomal recessive cases. All are considered rare with outcomes varying to the degree of defect. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Cerebellar hypoplasia means failure of the normal development of the cerebellum so that it is smaller than normal at birth. This is just one of many causes of small cerebellum; the other causes being due to the shrinking of the cerebellum after birth (atrophy). So, not all children with a small cerebellum have hypoplasia. The radiologist will often be able to tell the difference between the two. ...Read more
Hypoplasia of the inferior aspect of the rt cerebellar hemishpere. Theres a rudimentary vermis as well as nodulous and flocculus. Is this Dandy Walker?
Dandy Walker: Yes, especially when there is a cystic space. ...Read more
Is any research going on foveal hypoplasia treatment, what is the status is there any portal/website/institute to get any progress info?
Hi I am suffering from a series of medical conditions that were noticeable from age 12. They are Hyperhydrosis, genuvalgus hypoplasia and suicidal tht?
Please: let us know any specific questions that you have so we can be of help. Thanks. ...Read more