Mehmet Fatih Yetkin1, Şeyma Benli1, İzzet Ökçesiz2

1Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Deparment of Neurology, Kayseri, Türkiye
2Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Deparment of Radiology, Kayseri, Türkiye

Keywords: Dyke Davidoff Masson Syndrome, crossed cerebellar atrophy, magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging


Dyke Davidoff Masson Syndrome (DDMS) is characterized clinically by hemiplegia or hemiparesis, mental retardation, and epilepsy and radiologically by cerebral hemiatrophy, ipsilateral calvarial thickening, and dilation and increased aeration of the ipsilateral sinuses. Atrophy in the cerebral hemisphere may be accompanied by atrophy in the contralateral cerebellum. This condition is defined as crossed cerebellar atrophy (CCA). Although CCA’s pathogenesis is unclear, it has been associated with damage to the corticopontocerebellar pathways and neuronal connections between the cerebellum and contralateral cerebral hemisphere. Diffusion tensor imaging and conventional magnetic resonance imaging may help to demonstrate axonal connection pathways and make a diagnosis. Here we present a case of a 39-year-old female patient with clinical and radiological findings of DDMS associated with CCA.

Peer Review

Externally and internally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: M.F.Y., Ş.B., Concept: M.F.Y., Ş.B., İ.Ö., Design: M.F.Y., Ş.B., İ.Ö., Data Collection or Processing: M.F.Y., Ş.B., İ.Ö., Analysis or Interpretation: M.F.Y., Ş.B., İ.Ö., Literature Search: M.F.Y., Ş.B., Writing: M.F.Y., Ş.B.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study received no financial support.