Cerebral atrophy

hunter’s mri shows cerebral atrophy. is that common??

Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain, Atrophy of any tissue means loss of cells. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them. Atrophy can be generalized, which means that all of the brain has shrunk; or it can be focal, affecting only a limited area of the brain and resulting in a decrease of the functions that area of the brain controls. If the cerebral hemispheres (the two lobes of the brain that form the cerebrum) are affected, conscious thought and voluntary processes may be impaired.

so my guess is no, not normally, but if your sweet boy has been anything like me, there are more then one thing going on, which makes it hard to know what is causing what,

sounds like you have had a hard time with it all, but the good thing your starting to get answers.

what does the specialist think?


Thank you Jolene, for the information. I had never heard of that either! I think it is true of all of us, that we have more than one thing going on. The chiari is responsible for alot of these different conditions as well, but it is hard to know which ailment is causing which symptoms:(

Pmurphy, please keep us posted on what is happening with your son. Also, if you wouldn't mind, would you please enter appts under the "events/calendar" tab at the top. That will help us stay up to date also:)