Crossed cerebellar diaschisis

Case contributed by Dr Amir Rezaee

Patient Data

Age: 6th decade
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

There is right MCA territory decreased uptake with associated contralateral left cerebellar decreased uptake due to old right MCA infarct and gliosis.

Case Discussion

Crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) refers to a depression of blood flow and metabolism affecting the cerebellar hemisphere occurring as a result of a contralateral focal, supra-tentorial lesion (e.g. infarct, radiation necrosis, following a tumour resection).

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Case information

rID: 29072
Case created: 1st May 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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