Symptoms of cerebellar lesions

Lesions of the vestibular and spinal cerebellum

Disturbances of balance

Gate is staggering with a wide base

Dizziness, sickness and vomiting

Nystagmus (pendular nystagmus)


Lesions of the cerebellar hemispheres or ncl. dentatus

Disturbances of iniciation of motions

Disturbances of co-ordination of muscle activity in the performance of movement

Intention tremor – occurs on starting a motion

Dysmetria – defective assessment of the distance when performing a movement

Dysarthria – inability to pronounce sounds properly, blurred speech

Adiadichokinesis – inability to change the motion programme at a reasonably rapid rate