Computed tomography of olivopontocerebellar degeneration.

M. Savoiardo, M. Bracchi, A. Passerini, A. Visciani, S. Di Donato, F. Cocchini

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Abstract

Computed tomographic (CT) studies of 17 cases of olivopontocerebellar degeneration are reported. In all cases, atrophy of brainstem and cerebellum was found. Atrophy of the cerebellar hemispheres was equal to, or more marked than, atrophy of the vermis. Dilatation of lateral ventricles and cerebral sulci was often present. These findings, which are in agreement with the pathologic data, are compared with those reported in other cerebellar atrophic processes. Knowledge of the distribution of the atrophic changes is essential in attempting a differential diagnosis among the degenerative diseases involving the posterior fossa nervous structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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