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Cerebellar Agenesis


Synonyms of Cerebellar Agenesis
  • Cerebellar Aplasia
  • Cerebellar Hemiagenesis
  • Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Cerebellar agenesis is a rare disorder thought to be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Infants with this disorder are born with partial formation or total absence of the portion of the brain that is located at the base of the skull and known as the cerebellum. Infants with partial formation of the cerebellum may have few or no symptoms of the disorder. When total absence of the cerebellum is present, an affected infant may experience low muscle tone, uncontrollable quivering or movements, involuntary movement of the eyes, and/or an inability to coordinate muscle movements.

    Organizations related to Cerebellar Agenesis
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • The Arc (a national organization on mental retardation)
      1010 Wayne Ave
      Silver Spring MD 20910
      Phone #: 301-565-3842
      800 #: 800-433-5255
      e-mail: info@thearc.org
      Home page: http://www.thearc.org/



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html