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Related to cerebellar dysfunction: cerebellar syndrome, Cerebellar ataxia


n. pl. cer·e·bel·lums or cer·e·bel·la (-bĕl′ə)
The trilobed structure of the brain, lying posterior to the pons and medulla oblongata and inferior to the occipital lobes of the cerebral hemispheres, that is responsible for the regulation and coordination of complex voluntary muscular movement as well as the maintenance of posture and balance.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum, brain; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cer′e·bel′lar (-bĕl′ər) adj.
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Adj.1.cerebellar - relating to or associated with the cerebellum; "cerebellar artery"


adj cerebeloso
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Although DWM and mood symptoms might be observed together coincidentally in our case, cerebellar dysfunction due to DWM might be effective in the emergence of mood symptoms.
The clinical picture parallels the pathophysiology with symptoms of basal ganglia (10 to 100%), cerebellar dysfunction (18 to 73%) and liver dysfunction (18 to 84%).
3) Focal neurologic findings are uncommon, but cerebellar dysfunction, pyramidal dysfunction, and psychiatric symptoms have been reported.
1) Growth is slow and there is no reported malignant potential with clinical presentation typically entailing signs of increased intracranial pressure, obstructive hydrocephalus, and cerebellar dysfunction.
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Myeloradiculopathy, myelopathy, cerebellar dysfunction, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, optic neuritis, peripheral neuropathy have also been described.
While the signs of cerebellar dysfunction had started acutely, their continuation for more than 2 weeks prompted further investigation for an inherited cause of progressive chronic ataxia (our differential diagnosis included ataxia telangiectasia (no telangiectasia were present clinically and the immunoglobulin levels were normal), abetalipoproteinaemia, Friedreich's ataxia and spinocerebellar ataxia.
The sudden onset of cerebellar dysfunction symptoms, history of smoking, the absence of apparent risk factors except transient ischemic attack, diagnosis of SCLC, and absence of any other clinical picture that could explain the clinical signs and findings after all examinations, including cranial MRI and CT, suggested the diagnosis of PCD in our first case.
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Adult onset disease is characterized by slowly progressive ataxia, spasticity, cerebellar dysfunction or peripheral neuropathy with relative preservation of intellect.
Because motor functions are coordinated by the cerebellum, it is likely that the high degree of cerebellar dysfunction may have masked any clinical signs associated with cortical dysfunction.
The Neanderthal movements were clumsy owing to cerebellar dysfunction as happens in autism.

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