Spinocerebellar ataxia-type 34: A case report and brief review of the literature
Radiology case reports
Hot cross bun sign; Multiple system atrophy; Neurodegenerative disorders; SCA-34; Spinocerebellar ataxia
Neurodegenerative disorders are classified as a group of diseases with progressive loss of neurons secondary to aggregation of misfolded proteins. A few of these neurodegenerative diseases have been associated with degeneration of the transverse pontocerebellar tracts and median pontine raphe nuclei. This specific neuron degeneration results in the radiologic hot cross bun sign (HCBS) on MRI T2 imaging and helps narrow down the differential diagnosis. While multiple system atrophy has a higher prevalence of the HCBS than other neurodegenerative diseases, the sign has also been described with other neurodegenerative disorders such as spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Here, we present a case of spinocerebellar ataxia type 34 with a characteristic hot-cross bun sign and provide a brief review of the literature.
Batheja, Vivek; Fish, Morgan; Balar, Aneri B.; Hedge, Siddhi; Hogg, Jeffery P.; Lakhani, Dhairya A.; and Khan, Musharaf, "Spinocerebellar ataxia-type 34: A case report and brief review of the literature" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3892.
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