Cerebellar Dysfunction

Cerebellar dysfunction is a problem with the cerebellum, an area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. It results in ataxia, uncoordinated movements, imbalance, speech problems, visual problems (nystagmus), and vertigo. It includes causes such as congenital disorders, hereditary ataxia, or acquired conditions.

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Why am I suffering from headshake, whole-body vibration, and weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a head shake. I feel exhausted most of the time, and my legs even start to feel weak. My whole body feels vibrating from inside, and I can also feel my hands are getting weak. I have never consulted a doctor before. I am not on any medication. My height is about 1.36 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shaking head means titubation, which is a feature of cerebellar dysfunction. You should get checked for other cerebellar features like ataxia, dysmetria, nystagmus, etc. In some people, it may be congenital. As you have recent onset of symptoms, it may be acquired. Get...  Read Full »

I have mega cisterna magna and midline cerebellar hypoplasia. Will the condition progress further?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an MRI four years back and was diagnosed with mega cisterna magna and midline cerebellar hypoplasia. My doctor told me it was a congenital lesion. I have taken a scan this year and waiting for my reports. Is this condition life-threatening and progressive? I do normal activities dail...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the report attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), these are congenital abnormalities in the brain. Do not worry since they do not cause any symptoms like seizures. However, take MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan once every five years to...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for a cerebellar lesion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a doctor, and my mother, 84 years old, is hypertensive and diabetic. She had a minor head injury two weeks ago, after two days, she developed dizziness and nausea. We had an MRI, which showed a cerebellum lesion. She was treated for breast cancer about five years ago, and uterus can...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am considering the history of cancer of the breast and uterus. There are chances that this cerebellar lesion might be a metastasis. I think she would require a detailed evaluation. PET-CT (Positron emission tomography-computed tomography) and CECT (Contrast-enhanc...  Read Full »

My daughter is behaving like a newborn after brain tumor surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid is 12 years. She had grade 4 medulloblastoma. After brain tumor surgery, she is behaving like a new born baby. She is not walking or talking. Every minute she is screaming. Her neck is not balanced. It is around three weeks now after surgery. After physiotherapy slight change in h...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cerebellum is the part of brain where trained movements are stored. It is like the history section of your internet browser. When there is a tumor in cerebellum, it means that the browser has been infected with virus. So, the browser has to be reinstalled. By reinstallin...  Read Full »

What is MSA?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a balancing problem. I have low blood pressure in change of posture. I am on Midodrine. During a neurological examination, I was asked to tap my toes. Every time when I did that my heel involuntarily tapped several times. What is the reason? I am being examined for possible MSA...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

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