n SA Journal of Radiology - The small cerebellum in children - a useful approach on MRI : pictorial interlude




Extracted from text ... 27 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY ? June 2006 Several conditions may present with a small cerebellum on MRI. These can be classified into 3 categories.1 An atrophic cerebellum is a small cerebellum with enlarged fissures. A cerebellum is also considered to be atrophic if it has been shown to have undergone progressive loss of volume (Fig. 1).1 This can occur with children in the hereditary condition of Friedrich's or spinocerebellar ataxia. A hypoplastic cerebellum has folia which are in proportion to the fissures: a uniformly small perfectly proportioned structure (Fig. 2). Examples of cerebellar hypoplasia include pontocerebellar hypoplasia and ..


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