Cerebellar cleft: a form of prenatal cerebellar disruption.

@article{Poretti2008CerebellarCA,
  title={Cerebellar cleft: a form of prenatal cerebellar disruption.},
  author={A Poretti and Richard Jacob Leventer and Frances M Cowan and Mary A. Rutherford and Maja Steinlin and Andrea Klein and Ianina Scheer and T A G M Huisman and Eugen Boltshauser},
  journal={Neuropediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={106-12}
}
In contrast to malformations, cerebellar disruptions have attracted little interest in the literature. We draw attention for the first time to the hypothesis that cerebellar clefts are residual changes following a prenatal cerebellar insult, and represent disruptions. We reviewed the clinical records and MR findings of six patients with a cerebellar cleft, two of whom also had prenatal MRI at 24 weeks of gestation. The clefts were located in the left cerebellar hemisphere in five cases, in the… CONTINUE READING