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Table 6 Correlation between EDSS score and different brain stem, cerebellum volumetric MRI measurements

From: Cerebellum and brain stem volume loss in relapsing remission multiple sclerosis by MRI volumetry: relation to neurological disability score and number of relapses

EDSS
Variable R p
Medulla (cm3) − 0.376 0.031*
Pons (cm3) − 0.408 0.005*
Midbrain (cm3) − 0.194 0.187
Whole brain stem (cm3) − 0.459 < 0.001*
Left-cerebellum-white-matter (cm3) − 0.215 0.089
Left-cerebellum-cortex(grey matter) (cm3) − 0.712 < 0.001*
Right-cerebellum-white-matter (cm3) − 0.254 0.067
Right-cerebellum-cortex (grey matter) (cm3) − 0.644 < 0.001*
  1. r Spearman’s correlation
  2. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)