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Cerebellar Vermis Hypoplasia
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
My mother's brain MRI shows hyperintense focus in t2w1/flair images in cerebellar vermis. Impression: ischemic focus in the cerebellar vermis. Explain.
Look at entire study: T2 and flair signal can be evidence of an "ischemic focus, " otherwise a stroke. However, other things could be in the mix, such as a tumor or demyelinating process. The radiologist will have looked at the other sequences. Sometimes, however, it can be tough to tell. ...Read more
Hypoplasia of the inferior aspect of the rt cerebellar hemishpere. There's 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
MRI shows chronic infarct right cerebellar hemisphere and inferior vermis with internal hemorragic areas. TREATMENT & PROGNOS? TIME F COMPLT RECOVERY?
Depends upon cause:
A cerebellar infarct in someone of your age would likely be due to an embolic cause. Considerations include vertebral dissection, valvular heart disease, or hypercoagulable state. The treatment is different in each case.
As far as recovery, the human brain is quite plastic and will continue to improve as long as you stimulate it. In cerebellar disease special attention is paid to balance. ...Read more
MRI report Note is made of tissue loss in the cerebellum, predominantly in the vermis. How would that happen? 46yr old-former alcohol abuse, brain inj
I commend you for not using Alcohol now.
Structural damage in the cerebellum of alcoholics is tissue volume loss in the anterior superior vermis due to either shrinkage or atrophy of Purkinje cells (large nerve cells that make up mu much of the volume of the vermis).
It can also happen due to head injury.
See Neurologist for Diagnosis.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Alcohol effects; AA meetings ...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
Variable: It depends on the underlying cause. If it is a progressive cause then the prognosis is poor. ...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
Not seeing a cerebral vermis at 33 weeks on ultrasound, and a slightly enlarged cisterna magna. Are these things I should be overly concerned about?
Midfacial hypoplasia: Abnormality of the face. Underdevelopment of the mid face- includes nasal bridge, nose, and mouth. ...Read more
What precautions or diets should be considered with renal hypoplasia to maintain normal renal function throughout a lifetime?
Wondering about the cure for all the issue of bonne marrow like mudullary hypoplasia culullarity 25 % cause virus or chemical and more?
Need big picture: If the cellularity of a hip or sternal marrow is only 25% at your age (a bit lower than most), it raises concern, but the needle may simply have hit an island with few cells, and a number like this means nothing without clinical information. If one of the three major cells lines is greatly diminished, or looks abnormal, or there's something else, it would tell us more. Let us know? ...Read more
Never made enough breastmilk despite +pumping/max dose domperidone. What is wrong with me? What can I do next time? How do I know if have hypoplasia?
Poor milk supply: There is nothing wrong with you. Many women have a problem breast feeding. Do not get depressed. Ask yourobif your age might have affected your milk supply. ...Read more
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http://www. Cancer-forums. Net/viewtopic. Php? F=6&t=97516&sid=5a81973ad54f09c0fd318b6661d438be#p426487 ...Read more
Not much: Hypoplasia means less than normal number of cells. It appears, it is from a sample of bone marrow where the myeloid cells (premature white cells) reside but their existence is patchy. So it is not a very exact science when you assess the numbers from a bone marrow. When the word 'mild' is used in medical reports, it usually means, the reporting person is not so sure, so they use terms like this ...Read more
It is: A congenital condition in which the optic nerve, the nerve between the eye and brain, does not develop properly. Vision can be normal or totally blind or anything in between. This can be associated with other congenital disorders and this possibility should be explored in the child. ...Read more
Specificity: Fluorosis is a term given to abnormal tooth enamel formation as a result of excessive Fluoride consumption during tooth formation. Enamel hypoplasia is a more general term, and encompasses all types of inadequate enamel formation, including that caused by fluorosis. In other words, fluorosis is one form of enamel hypoplasia. Often, different types of hypoplasia are visually indistinguishable. ...Read more
ON hypoplasia: Optic nerve hypoplasia is a congenital condition in which the optic nerve, the nerve between the eye and the brain, does not develop properly. On appearance, the nerve is much smaller than normal. The visual effects are variable with vision anywhere from normal to totally blind. ...Read more
Does my son have congental hypoplasia or renal dysplasia? Kidney us normal. Rk 7.3 CM lk 8.5cm. He is 13 yrs growing 3-10th for centile height.
He definitely does not have renal dysplasia. For a 13 year old the length of both kidneys are below average, however if he is small, these sizes may be normal for him. We know that small individuals have smaller kidneys. As long as they function normally for him, the size does not have clinical significance.
Also, he may hit his growth spurt later on and the kidneys may grow further at that time. K. ...Read more
None: This congenital defect has no treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›