Pontocerebellar disorders

Rachel G. Sinkey, Anthony O. Odibo

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Autosomal recessive pontocerebellar hypoplasia comprises a group of devastating neurodegenerative disorders that lead to severe motor and cognitive impairment. Life expectancy varies based on subtype and is unpredictable; few patients live into adulthood. Prenatal diagnosis is challenging, as midtrimester imaging is usually normal. Families with a known mutation should be offered genetic counseling to discuss deoxyribonucleic acid banking of affected individuals, preimplantation, and prenatal testing options.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObstetric Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFetal Diagnosis and Care, 2nd Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780323445481
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Microcephaly
  • Motor and cognitive delay
  • Progressive neurodegenerative disorder
  • Seizures


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