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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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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 is the statistics of cerebellar hypoplasia in children?

What is the statistics of cerebellar hypoplasia in children?

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

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Do children with smaller cerebellum have cerebellar hypoplasia?

Do children with smaller cerebellum have cerebellar hypoplasia?

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

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I was diagnosed with cerebellar hypoplasia at age 55. I have read all the symptoms and causer and i don't seem to have any. Was i misdiagnosed.

Hard to say: Very hard to say from just that little bit of information. You are always entitled to a second opinion; i would have a neurology specialist review your history and data. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's treatment for cerebellar hypoplasia?

What's  treatment for cerebellar hypoplasia?

See below: It is generally supportive. There is no standard treatment. Treatment is based on the underlying cause. ...Read more