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What can a cerebellum measure 1.5 weeks behind on an anatomy scan indicate?

What can a cerebellum measure 1.5 weeks behind on an anatomy scan indicate?

Please clarify: The cerebellum isn't measured on a time scale, but rather by size. The type of scan is also important to mention--MRI, CT, X-Ray. Please get these important details, and restate your question. Thanks! ...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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I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Cerebellum only measured 18 wks. Doc said she didn't have time to go over scan that day. I'm worried! ?

I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Cerebellum only measured 18 wks. Doc said she didn't have time to go over scan that day. I'm worried! ?

Consider level II: It may be that your dates are not correct. Or there may be an issue needing follow up. Try to find out if you are in need of a "level II" or detailed ultrasound from a maternal fetal specialist, or high risk pregnancy doctor. This is not saying your pregnancy is high risk, just that the ultrasound may warrant a second look. ...Read more

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23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL

23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL

No: It is not uncommon for one parameter to lag a little behind or be a little ahead. They will follow carefully the growth through the next ultrasounds. Good Luck and enjoy your pregnancy! ...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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What is the anatomy of rheumatic fever?

What is the anatomy of rheumatic fever?

Endotoxins inflame: Acute rheumatic fever involves a host of endotoxins produced from strep bacteria that acutely affect the body (joints, skin, heart) resulting in widespread symproms. In te heart this can result in a pancarditis (endocardium, mesocardium, and epicardium), which can set in motion chronic inflammation and scarring in addition to valvular dysfunction. ...Read more

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Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read more

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What to do if anatomy questions regarding joints?

What to do if anatomy questions regarding joints?

Ask it.: Please submit a clear & specific question about joint anatomy . Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What is the anatomy and physiology of coxa plana?

What is the anatomy and physiology of coxa plana?

Flat not round: It means a flat top 2 the usual round shape of the hip. Some causes are avn, dysphasia ...Read more

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Does anyone know about transitional lumbar anatomy?

Does anyone know about transitional lumbar anatomy?

Extra vertebrae: Some people have an extra vertebrae in their lumbar spine (low back). It doesn't cause any problems but does give an extra disk/joint that sometimes can cause pain. ...Read more

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How are cerebrum and cerebellum structures similar?

How are cerebrum and cerebellum structures similar?

Brain anatomy: Within the skull there is a thick membrane called the tentorium which partially separates the cavity into two main sections. The cerebellum is the brain tissue below the tentorium and the cerebrum is all the brain tissue above the tentorium The two are connected via the brainstem. ...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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What are the different types of Medulloblastoma in cerebellum?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are malignant fast growing tumors that arise in the cerebellum or posterior fossa. There are a variety of cellular subtypes and prognosis is based on size, location, extent of surgical resection, and the presence or absence of metastatic spread into the cranial spinal axis. Genetic testing of tumor subtypes can determine prognosis as well. Check out the ABTA for more information. ...Read more

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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 fainted during anatomy lab dissection, should I be concerned?

I fainted during anatomy lab dissection, should I be concerned?

Fainted during lab: This is not unusual. I had medical school lab partner who fainted when I drew blood on him. Work up and then he stuck me and fainted again. Turned out to be a good surgeon. ...Read more

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Anatomy, help with question about thymus location and function please?

Central chest: This is a gland in between the lobes of the lung which is one of the assists for the immune system. It rarely causes problems but can be malfunctioning in a condition called myaesthenia gravis. ...Read more

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