Cerebellar activation in opsoclonus: An fMRI study

Christoph Helmchen*, H. Rambold, A. Sprenger, C. Erdmann, F. Binkofski

*Corresponding author for this work
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It is controversial whether opsoclonus is a cerebellar or brainstem disorder. Two patients whose opsoclonus largely disappeared on eye closure underwent fMRI FMRI. A comparison of these two states revealed neither vermal nor brainstem activation but rather a bilateral activation in the deep cerebellar nuclei in excess of what the authors found in healthy subjects. The results support a crucial role of the fastigial nucleus in opsoclonus.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)412-415
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 12.08.2003

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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