diffuse cerebellar atrophy

Diffuse atrophy of the cerebellum refers to a progressive and irreversible reduction in cerebellar volume. It is a relatively common finding and found in a wide variety of clinical scenarios.

Terminology

Diffuse cerebellar atrophy can be difficult to distinguish from global cerebellar hypoplasia on a single study and can only be distinguished from the latter by demonstrating or implying (clinically) that there has been progressive change over time .

Pathology

Etiology

Diffuse atrophy can result from a variety of causes:

Differential diagnosis