Diffuse cerebellar atrophy

Last revised by Rohit Sharma on 23 Feb 2024

Diffuse atrophy of the cerebellum refers to a progressive and irreversible reduction in cerebellar volume. It is a relatively common finding and found in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. 

Diffuse cerebellar atrophy can be difficult to distinguish from global cerebellar hypoplasia in a single study and can only be distinguished from the latter by demonstrating or implying (clinically) that there has been a progressive change over time 9

Diffuse atrophy can result from a variety of causes:

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