Postural axial tremor in a patient with cerebellar atrophy

Alberto Albanese, Antonio Daniele, Mauro Lo Monaco, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro, Domenico 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. Copyright © 1992 Movement Disorder Society
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalMovement Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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


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