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May 1988

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Familial Paroxysmal Ataxia

Author Affiliations

From the Service of Neurology (Drs Vighetto, Trillet, and Aimard) and the Department of Neuroradiology (Dr Froment), Hôpital Neurologique et Neurochirurgical Pierre Wertheimer, Lyons, France.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(5):547-549. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520290083018

• A magnetic resonance imaging study was performed in three symptomatic members of two families with a diagnosis of acetazolamide-responsive familial paroxysmal ataxia. A selective atrophy of the cerebellar vermis, mostly of the anterior part, was demonstrated in the three cases. The first ample documentation of a neuroanatomical abnormality in this condition was achieved in this study.

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