Heat-stroke-induced cerebellar atrophy: clinical course, CT and MRI findings

Neuroradiology. 1997 Mar;39(3):195-7. doi: 10.1007/s002340050392.


We report the clinical course and CT and MRI findings in a case of heat-stroke-induced cerebellar atrophy. Although the cerebellar syndrome was severe concomitant with the onset of heat stroke, no abnormality was observed on brain CT in the first 2 weeks following the event. Cerebellar atrophy was first noted after 10 weeks on MRI; it was progressive during a 1-year follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Atrophy
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Cerebellum / pathology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heat Exhaustion / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*