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Cerebral And Cerebellar Atrophy
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
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy of uncertain nature in 24 yr old male doc said all looked normal/should be just fine and gave riboflavin?
At your age: Might consider that there was some relative hypoxia during gestation or at labor and delivery. Unlikely this is an early presentation of genetic alzheimer's, and unless there is significant alcohol abuse or malnutrition, thiamine deficiency would also be unlikely. Some families exhibit various spinocerebellar degenerations, and a partial genetic expression may explain the atrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri report-multiple old ischemic areas in the periventricular white matter bilaterally-cerebral and cerebellar atrophy. A- 72 yrs, w66kg serious? Sugge
Ischemic changes: Mri scans are sensitive for picking up signs of ischemia or old stroke. Sometimes, the patients may not have any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle and the patients recover. The risks factors for these findings include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, alcohol use. The best treatment is to get these risk factors under control. Work with your doctor on this. ...Read more
CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?
Mild atrophy: at your age is common, age-related, and likely within the range of normal for 78. Like age-related changes everywhere else in the body, unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more
My 11 months nephew had seizures. His EEG test came out normal, CT scan result reports he has mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, how it happened?
About EEG, seizure: If there is atrophy (means smaller than normal) please see a pediatric neurologist. Eeg's can be normal in the context of seizures for many reasons. If they are abnormal, they are often helpful, but treating your nephew clinically is most important, and eeg's are a first step to diagnosis with prolonged studies or other types of eeg's as a next step. ...Read more
Ct scan done for beadaches neurologist said i had mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy of uncertain nature got riboflavin said i would be fine 24yr m?
Mom is 65 years old. Was admitted for vertigo problem last week. MRI scan says diffuse cerebral and cerebellar atrophy is noted wid bilateral chronic small vessel ischemic changes. Wat does it mean ? Is it really serious doctor ? Need your help
Get clear diagnosis: First issue is to distinguish between vertigo of central vrs peripheral origin. Need to assure blood flow in vertebral/basilar vessels at base of brain. She does have a microvascular angiopathy, and could need medication to control stroke risks. Need to find out why the atrophy is so diffuse. Not clear to me that aging explains this. See neurologist. Could also try our Concierge service. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri-multiple old ischemic areas in periventricular white matter bilaterally-cerebral & cerebellar atrophy, a 72 y, w 65 kg, no ht, no sugar, serious?
Probably not.: I find this to be a fairly common finding on mri's in your age group.. Usually a sign of microvascular changes in the blood vessels. If you are having difficulty with cognition or other neurological symptoms then a neurological consult would be in order. Otherwise focus on keeping your cardiovascular risk factors low. There are a variety of supplements that can help you achieve these goals also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor, my grand mom is 80 she is suffering from cerebral & cerebellar atrophic.What tretment should be taken..?
Shrinkage: The cerebellum is a posterior area of the brain important in balance and coordination. Atrophy implies this area is shrinking in size. Some causes could include alcohol abuse, hereditary spinocerebellar degenerations, and chronic ms. The underlying causation should be sought, as some conditions are reversible or controllable. ...Read more
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