Central And Cortical Atrophy

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Definition

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy is a disease that causes areas deep in the brain, just above the spinal cord, to shrink.


Alternative Names

OPCA; Olivopontocerebellar degeneration; Multiple system atrophy cerebellar predominance; MSA-C


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy can be passed down through families (inherited form), or it may affect people without a known family history (sporadic form).

Researchers have identified certain genes...

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