Cerebellar hypoplasia

What causes cerebellar hypoplasia?

It is believed that the cerebellar hypoplasia is due to a defect in the neuronal proliferation and neuronal migration during development of the embryonic nervous system. Cerebellar hypoplasia may result after an atrophy (destruction) of the cerebral cortex on the opposite side. There are some documented cases in the literature in which cerebellar hypoplasia has been associated with autosomal recessive and X-linked patterns of inheritance. There are also several genetic syndromes in which cerebellar hypoplasia is a finding. In other cases, it may be secondary and due to some environmental factors like viral infections, drugs or radiation, but none of these factors has been confirmed.

Last updated on 05-01-20


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