Progressive white-matter disease with primary cerebellar involvement: a separate entity?

Yalcinkaya C. , Arslanoğlu İ., Islak C. , Aydin A., Boltshauser E.

NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.775-779, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00234-002-0842-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.775-779


Although its metabolic basis has not yet been clarified, we report a progressive white-matter disease in a Turkish girl, starting in the cerebellum and spreading to supratentorial white matter. The onset was at the age of 2.5 years with diabetes insipidus, followed by ataxia and pyramidal signs resulting in loss of walking. Aqueduct stenosis was first recognised at the age of 8 years. To our knowledge, this MRI and clinical pattern does not correspond to a recognised, well-defined white-matter disease and may indicate a separate entity.