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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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What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs then arms, hands and facial muscles.Characterized by extensive degeneration of the cerebellum, pontine nuclei and medullary olivary nuclei, opca's have been described with many other clinical findings. Treatment is symtom specific and variable. ...Read more

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What damages the cerebellum?

What damages the cerebellum?

Lots: Injury through being hit, falls, acceleration, deceleration, ischemia, hemorrhage, toxicity, inflammation, infection, cancer, the list goes on and on... ...Read more

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What is a low hanging cerebellum?

Congenital variation: Arnold chiari syndrome describes a congenital abnormal positioning at the cerebellum and brainstem, and may be totally symptomatic or if advanced could cause problems with gait, leg strength, coordination, etc. The cerebellum might be affected by a brain tumor or mass and this could cause a more malignant problem. ...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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How does the cerebellum help you keep your balance?

How does the cerebellum help you keep your balance?

Homeostasis: Cerebellar function needs to balance left vrs right impulses, and neurochemical impulses from cerebellum modulate chemical impulses from basal ganglia. This is all a fine balancing situation, responding to external proprioceptors from external limbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cerebellum?

What is the definition or description of: cerebellum?

Helps coordination : 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 focus and pay attention. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cerebellum volume loss at a young age?

Most common : Cause in young people are familial or congenital causes. ...Read more