Macrocerebellum: Volumetric and diffusion tensor imaging analysis

Izlem Izbudak, Niyazi Acer, Andrea Poreti, Kazim Gumus, Gokmen Zararsiz

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Abstract

Macrocerebellum is a rare entity characterized by an enlarged cerebellum. We describe a case of a 48-month-old child with macrocerebellum. We performed serial volumetric analysis [total brain volume (TBV) and cerebellar volume] over a period of 4 years. We analyzed the white matter microstructure in the cerebellum using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). In our patient, we found higher fractional anisotropy (FA) and lower mean diffusivity (MD) in the cerebellar white matter compared to age-matched controls. Our results may represent accelerated myelination secondary to the abnormal cerebellar development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-953
Number of pages6
JournalTurkish neurosurgery
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cerebellar volume
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Macrocerebellum
  • Total brain volume
  • Volume ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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