Subacute Cerebellar Degeneration (Note the Presence of Malignant Tumors) Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is subacute cerebellar degeneration (note the presence of malignant tumors)?

Subacute cerebellar degeneration (SCD) is characterized by the deterioration of the area of the brain concerned with muscle coordination and balance (the cerebellum). It is caused by a variety of factors including inherited gene mutations, alcohol abuse, and paraneoplastic syndromes (a group of rare disorders that are triggered by abnormal immune system reaction to a cancerous tumor).

Symptoms of subacute cerebellar degeneration (note the presence of malignant tumors)

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Hands and legs became clumsy - I cannot do fine work with them

  • Slurred speech

  • Difficulty standing up from sitting position

  • I feel like I'm spinning around / vertigo

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Unable to speak or using incorrect words

  • History of cancer

Questions your doctor may ask to check for subacute cerebellar degeneration (note the presence of malignant tumors)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose subacute cerebellar degeneration (note the presence of malignant tumors)

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Do you feel that it is harder to move your limbs or that you are more clumsy recently?

  • Do you have slurred speech?

  • Do you have difficulty in getting up from a chair on your own?

  • Do you feel like your surroundings are spinning around?

Treatment for subacute cerebellar degeneration (note the presence of malignant tumors)

There is no cure for hereditary forms of subacute cerebellar degeneration. Treatment is usually supportive and is based on the person's symptoms. Medications to ease movement abnormalities and physical therapy can help.

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