The Evaluation of Cer ebellum Gross Morphometric Measur ements in Subjects Having Migraine, Ataxia, Dementia and Vertigo

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Mahmut Öksüzler; Yasemin Öksüzler; Mahmut Tunç; Sema Polat; Duygu Vuralli & Pinar Göker


This paper was aimed to determine the morphometric measurements of cerebellum using MRI in subjects having migraine, ataxia, dementia and vertigo. Three hundred twenty six (326 subjects; 80 migraine subjects; 85 vertigo subjects; 83 dementia subjects; 78 ataxia subjects) subjects ranging from 20 up to 85 years were included in this study. Cerebellum morphometric measurements were taken from subjects having brain MRI in the Radiology Department. The means and standard deviations of the measurements were: Sagittal section cerebellum superior inferior length, 56.21±5.16 mm; sagittal section cerebellum anteroposterior length, 86.36 ±5.36 mm; axial section cerebellum antereoposterior length, 66.53±5.41 mm; axial section bi-cerebellar length, 100.48±5.14 mm; coronal section cerebellum supero-inferior length,53.60±3.84 mm; coronal section bi-cerebellar length, 99.77±6.24 mm in subjects with migraine, whereas the corresponding values were 62.33±8.66 mm; 93.31±9.89 mm; 60.26±7.98 mm; 99.89±6.41 mm; 54.35±4.64 mm; 85.58±14.74 mm in subjects with vertigo, respectively. The same values were found as 58.82±8.34 mm; 86.74±13.22 mm; 58.93±8.89 mm; 97.93±6.07 mm; 50.66±4.92 mm; 84.96±14.93 mm in patients having dementia, respectively, while the same measurements were as 60.83±8.59 mm; 92.18±9.12 mm; 57.76±7.85 mm; 97.71±5.82 mm; 52.48±4.85 mm; 81.49±14.38 mm in ataxia patients, respectively. Also, ages were divided into seven groups as decades. There were found significant difference in all parameters according to sex and ages (p<0.05). The cerebellum morphometry provides important and useful knowledge in terms of comparison of abnormalities clinicians and data will be valuable for the determination of pathologies for clinical disciplines.

KEY WORDS: Age and sex differences of cerebellum; Cerebellum morphometry; Cerebellum lengths.

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ÖKSÜZLER, M.; ÖKSÜZLER, Y.; TUNÇ, M.; POLAT, S.; VURALLI, D. & GÖKER, P . The evaluation of cerebellum gross morphometric measurements in subjects having migraine, ataxia, dementia, vertigo. Int. J. Morphol., 40(4):1067-1074, 2022.