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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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My mother's brain MRI shows hyperintense focus in t2w1/flair images in cerebellar vermis. Impression: ischemic focus in the cerebellar vermis. Explain.

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

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MRI shows chronic infarct right cerebellar hemisphere and inferior vermis with internal hemorragic areas. TREATMENT & PROGNOS? TIME F COMPLT RECOVERY?

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

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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

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

CerbeelarAlcoholeffe: 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

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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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What's the longterm prognosis for cerebellar hypoplasia?

What's the longterm prognosis for cerebellar hypoplasia?

Variable: It depends on the underlying cause. If it is a progressive cause then the prognosis is poor. ...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

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What's cerebellar hypoplasia?

What's 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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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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What is the difference between vermian hypoplasia and vermin atrophy and it signs?

What is the difference between vermian hypoplasia and vermin atrophy and it signs?

Depends: In hypoplasia, an organ never developed. In atrophy, it got smaller during the lifetime. The vermis may be hypoplastic in autism, atrophic in alcohol abuse. The terms may also be used for one another -- sloppy but a fact of life. ...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 is the definition or description of: Midfacial hypoplasia?

What is the definition or description of: Midfacial hypoplasia?

Midfacial hypoplasia: Abnormality of the face. Underdevelopment of the mid face- includes nasal bridge, nose, and mouth. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know if I have optic nerve hypoplasia or optic nerve hyperplasia!!?

What to do if I do not know if I have optic nerve hypoplasia or optic nerve hyperplasia!!?

Probably neither: Optic nerve hypo and hyper plasias are birth defects and cannot be acquired. You might have optic neuropathy or neuritis or some other optic nerve condition. Check with your ophthalmologist if this is of concern. ...Read more

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Wondering about the cure for all the issue of bonne marrow like mudullary hypoplasia culullarity 25 % cause virus or chemical and more?

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

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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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What is bilineage hypoplasia? Is it a common disease?

What is bilineage hypoplasia? Is it a common disease?

Bilineage Hypoplasia: This link may help your understanding.
http://www. Cancer-forums. Net/viewtopic. Php? F=6&t=97516&sid=5a81973ad54f09c0fd318b6661d438be#p426487 ...Read more

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What does mild myeloid hypoplasia mean?

What does mild myeloid hypoplasia mean?

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

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Could you explain what is optical nerve hypoplasia?

Could you explain what is optical nerve hypoplasia?

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

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What's the apparent difference between fluorosis or hypoplasia?

What's the apparent difference between fluorosis or hypoplasia?

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

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What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

Birth defect: The exact cause is not known but optic nerve hypoplasia can occur by itself or as part of a larger syndrome of birth defects. Children with this should be have a complete evaluation including neuro-imaging and endocrine work up. ...Read more

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Who is typically affected by optic nerve hypoplasia?

Who is typically affected by optic nerve hypoplasia?

Congenital defects: This rare condition is a congenital optic nerve defect; no particular types of people are affected more than the other. People with this condition are more likely to have pituitary problems. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve hypoplasia be passed on to offspring?

Can optic nerve hypoplasia be passed on to offspring?

Possibly: Some forms are genetic. Other cases arise from intrauterine problems. See an ophthalmologist for precise diagnosis, then consider genetic testing and counseling. ...Read more

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Can I get an easy to understand explanation of optic nerve hypoplasia?

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

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Can you tell me anything about or know where I can get information about optic nerve hypoplasia?

Optic n hypoplasia: Is caused by underdevelopment of the optic nerve and is the most common congenital optic nerve anomaly. Can read more about it in wikipedia on the internet. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See below: 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