Cerebellar Vermis Agenesis

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Definition

Cerebral vermis agenesis refers to the partial or complete malfunction of the brain's cerebellum due to the agenesis of the vermis. It is a congenital disorder.

Diagnosis

Cerebellar vermis agenesis is diagnosed by CT scan and MRI procedures.

Treatment

There is no treatment available for the illness.

Symptoms and Signs

The main symptoms found in the disease are ataxia and hypotonia. Other conditions meanwhile are recognized as the child grows older, such as mental retardation.

Causes

Cerebellar vermis agenesis is has two subtypes, depending on the cause. Partial agenesis is autosomal dominant, while complete agenesis is autosomal recessive.

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