Postural axial tremor in a patient with cerebellar atrophy

A. Albanese, A. Daniele, M. Lo Monaco, V. Di Lazzaro, D. Restuccia, M. Milone, P. Tonali

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A patient affected by low‐frequency postural tremor of the trunk and limbs is reported. Apart from mild dysarthria and gait ataxia, no other neurological abnormalities were present. Cerebellar atrophy was demonstrated by means of magnetic resonance imaging. The tremor was associated with alternating activity in antagonistic muscles; it was triggered whenever a contraction of lumbar back extensor muscles occurred. Electrical stimulation of the cerebellum did not produce the normal suppression phases of motor responses evoked by a magnetic stimulation of the cerebral cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992


  • Brain stimulation
  • Cerebellum
  • Degenerative diseases
  • GABA
  • Tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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