This is the condition where the cerebellum malfunctions resulting in a lack of coordination in movement, or even paralysis.
In addition to being the name of a dog, Cerebellar Hypoplasia is also called Cerebellar Stroke, or Cerebellar Ataxia.
While the term Cerebellar Ataxia may not seem familiar to you, it is different than many other types of neurodegenerative illnesses. Cerebellar ataxia is most commonly seen in young people who are usually over the age of 5. Though they start getting symptoms between the ages of 2 and 5, most Cerebellar Ataxia cases are diagnosed in their teens.
Cerebellar Ataxia is a neurological disorder that affects the cerebellum, a part of the brain that sits just behind the base of the skull. It can cause a variety of symptoms such as loss of balance, weakness, and trouble walking. Cerebellar ataxia also affects the spinal cord and is sometimes referred to as a “paralytic syndrome”.
It’s not a very common disease to see, so it’s not often that people notice it or think they might be at risk. Fortunately the symptoms and causes are really quite subtle, and many people with Cerebellar Ataxia can live happily with not knowing it.
Cerebellar Ataxia is a very common condition. It can affect people of all ages and even some adults can be affected. In fact, we had a patient who was an adult who had the condition and she was in perfect health (and still is, despite years of having the condition), but it was not recognized until she was in her sixties. In fact, the symptoms people develop can be quite subtle and only become apparent at the very end.
Cerebellar Ataxia is usually a result of a degenerative disorder of the cerebellum, the brain’s outermost and most important “structure.” Cerebellar Ataxia is a serious and often fatal disease that affects the whole cerebellum and the function of the muscles it controls. The disease can result in the patient not being able to move their right hand or even being able to walk normally on their own.
Cerebellar Ataxia is caused by a brain cell that doesn’t fire properly. It can be due to a gene mutation or a virus infection or maybe a stroke. The cause can be found at the very end of the disease. It’s a little hard to get a handle on it because of the small brains and small brain cells, but the disorder typically begins with the person having trouble getting their left hand to go up to their mouth. Then there are the problems with the right hand.
Dogs with this disorder typically have trouble using their left sides, and some people can’t even walk straight. The disease progresses to the dog’s brain causing the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain that controls balance and movement, to become too small and not able to move. It can lead to the dog not understanding what’s going on around them and to having trouble walking. The condition has been known to cause the dog to have seizures and sudden death.
The dog cerebellar hypoplasia is a rare disorder. It is more common in dogs with neurological problems, such as epilepsy and brain tumors. Many people think dogs with this disease have a seizure disorder, but the truth is the condition in itself can be just as damaging to the dog as a seizure can be. Since the disease is progressive, a dog that has the disorder will eventually lose its ability to walk.