Diffuse cerebellar atrophy

Diffuse atrophy of the cerebellum refers to degeneration/reduction from a previously normal cerebellar volume.

Terminology

Cerebellar atrophy slightly differs from cerebellar hypoplasia meaning the cerebellum was not well formed to start with.

Pathology

Aetiology

Diffuse atrophy can result from variety of causes:

Differential diagnosis

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rID: 9191
Section: Gamuts
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  • Differential diagnosis of diffuse cerebellar atrophy
  • Diffuse cerebellar degeneration
  • Differential diagnosis of diffuse cerebellar degeneration
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    Case 1: idiopathic
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    Case 2: due phenytoin chronic use
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    Case 3: superficial siderosis
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