Pontocerebellar hypoplasia

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Bruno Di Muzio et al.

Pontocerebellar hypoplasia (PCH), also referred as pontocerebellar hypoplasia of Barth, is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterised by hypoplasia of the pons and cerebellum. Actually, this condition has 10 different described subtypes, all of them with a prenatal onset 3

History and etymology

Pontocerebellar hypoplasia was first described as a specific entity by a Dutch paediatric neurologist, Peter G Barth (fl. 2018) in 1990 4.

Malformations of the central nervous system
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rID: 37975
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pontocerebellar hypoplasia of Barth
  • Barth's pontocerebellar hypoplasia
  • Barth's pontocerebellar hypoplasias
  • Pontocerebellar hypoplasias
  • Pontocerebellar hypoplasias of Barth

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