Babinski's contributions to cerebellar symptomatology: building the basis of the neurological examination

Babinski's contributions to cerebellar symptomatology: building the basis of the neurological examination

Alternative title As contribuicoes de Babinski para os sinais cerebelares: construindo as bases do exame neurologico
Author Pedroso, Jose Luiz Google Scholar
Barsottini, Orlando Graziani Povoas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Goetz, Christopher G. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Rush University Medical Center Department of Neurological Sciences
Abstract Several assumptions about the function of the cerebellum and semiotic signs have been described over the centuries. Among the long list of famous researchers who have provided a strong contribution and who have left their names on the highway of cerebellar research, Joseph Babinski appears as a prominent name. The description of various forms of cerebellar symptomatology was a major part of Babinski's work, and clinical terms that he introduced, namely hypermetry , diadochokinesia , and asynergy , remain part of contemporary clinical vocabulary. Babinski studied cerebellar signs in many patients and was able to conduct longitudinal studies that permitted him to understand the evolution of cerebellar dysfunction. Babinski contributions to cerebellar symptomatology continue to influence the most modern theories, including functional and neuropathological studies.

Diversas teorias sobre a função do cerebelo e a semiologia dos sinais cerebelares têm sido descritas ao longo dos séculos. Dentre a longa lista de pesquisadores renomados que apresentaram importantes contribuições nesse assunto e que deixaram seus nomes na história, Joseph Babinski aparece com destaque. A descrição dos mais variados sintomas e sinais cerebelares foi peça importante do trabalho de Babinski e algumas nomenclaturas introduzidas por ele, tais como hipermetria , disdiadococinesia e assinergia , continuam a fazer parte do vocabulário contemporâneo. Babinski estudou os sinais cerebelares em muitos pacientes e foi capaz de realizar pesquisas que lhe permitiram compreender a disfunção cerebelar. As contribuições de Babinski para a caracterizar a sintomatologia cerebelar continuam a influenciar as teorias mais modernas, a despeito de estudos funcionais e neuropatológicos.
Keywords cerebellum
cerebellar signs, Joseph Babinski
hypermetry
diadochokinesia
asynergy
cerebelo
sinais cerebelares
Joseph Babinski
hipermetria
disdiadococinesia
assinergia
Language English
Date 2013-12-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 71, n. 12, p. 973-975, 2013.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Extent 973-975
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20130200
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0004-282X2013001300973 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8089

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