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Dentate Update: Imaging Features of Entities That Affect the Dentate Nucleus

Dentate Update: Imaging Features of Entities That Affect the Dentate Nucleus REVIEW ARTICLE Dentate Update: Imaging Features of Entities That Affect the Dentate Nucleus X K.M. Bond, X W. Brinjikji, X L.J. Eckel, X D.F. Kallmes, X R.J. McDonald, and X C.M. Carr ABSTRACT SUMMARY: The dentate nucleus is a cerebellar structure involved in voluntary motor function and cognition. There are relatively few entities that affect the dentate, and the clinical features of these conditions are often complex and nonspecific. Because these entities are rarelyencountered,theformulationofadifferentialdiagnosiscanbedifficult.Manyoftheconditionsarereversibleortreatablewithearly intervention. Therefore, it is important to recognize classic clinical presentations and their associated characteristic imaging findings. We provide a summary of entities that affect the dentate nucleus and a diagnostic workflow for approaching dentate nucleus imaging abnormalities. ABBREVIATION: Gd  free gadolinium he deep cerebellar nuclei are key structures of the cerebrocer- Normal Anatomy and Function of the Dentate T The dentate nucleus is the largest and most lateral of the 4 deep ebellar circuitry that relay output from the cerebellar cortex to cerebellar nuclei (Fig 2). The emboliform and globose nuclei, col- supratentorial cortical and subcortical targets. The dentate nu- lectively referred to as the interposed nuclei, are positioned more cleus is the largest of the deep cerebellar nuclei, and it is involved medially, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Neuroradiology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Dentate Update: Imaging Features of Entities That Affect the Dentate Nucleus

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American Journal of Neuroradiology
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© 2017 by American Journal of Neuroradiology
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0195-6108
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1936-959X
DOI
10.3174/ajnr.A5138
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Abstract

REVIEW ARTICLE Dentate Update: Imaging Features of Entities That Affect the Dentate Nucleus X K.M. Bond, X W. Brinjikji, X L.J. Eckel, X D.F. Kallmes, X R.J. McDonald, and X C.M. Carr ABSTRACT SUMMARY: The dentate nucleus is a cerebellar structure involved in voluntary motor function and cognition. There are relatively few entities that affect the dentate, and the clinical features of these conditions are often complex and nonspecific. Because these entities are rarelyencountered,theformulationofadifferentialdiagnosiscanbedifficult.Manyoftheconditionsarereversibleortreatablewithearly intervention. Therefore, it is important to recognize classic clinical presentations and their associated characteristic imaging findings. We provide a summary of entities that affect the dentate nucleus and a diagnostic workflow for approaching dentate nucleus imaging abnormalities. ABBREVIATION: Gd  free gadolinium he deep cerebellar nuclei are key structures of the cerebrocer- Normal Anatomy and Function of the Dentate T The dentate nucleus is the largest and most lateral of the 4 deep ebellar circuitry that relay output from the cerebellar cortex to cerebellar nuclei (Fig 2). The emboliform and globose nuclei, col- supratentorial cortical and subcortical targets. The dentate nu- lectively referred to as the interposed nuclei, are positioned more cleus is the largest of the deep cerebellar nuclei, and it is involved medially,

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American Journal of NeuroradiologyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology

Published: Aug 1, 2017

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