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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 12.08.2003|
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- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)