The role of posterior fossa decompression in acute cerebellitis.

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
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Title
The role of posterior fossa decompression in acute cerebellitis.
Journal
Child's Nervous System
Author(s)
de Ribaupierre S., Meagher-Villemure K., Villemure J.G., Cotting J., Jeannet P.Y., Porchet F., Roulet E., Bloch J.
ISSN
0256-7040
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
11
Pages
970-974
Language
english
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Publication types: Case Reports
Abstract
BACKGROUND: We present two cases of children who were diagnosed with cerebellitis with acute cerebellar swelling. This rare pathology is potentially fatal, and no clear treatment guidelines are described in the literature. DISCUSSION: Considering our experience, we discuss the different therapeutic strategies and propose aggressive surgical measures consisting of external ventricular drainage and posterior fossa decompression in case of failure of early response to medical treatment to limit secondary cerebellar and brainstem lesions.
Keywords
Acute Disease, Adolescent, Atrophy, Brain Edema/diagnosis, Brain Edema/surgery, Cerebellar Diseases/surgery, Cerebellum/pathology, Cerebellum/surgery, Cerebral Ventricles/pathology, Child, Cranial Fossa, Posterior/pathology, Cranial Fossa, Posterior/surgery, Decompression, Surgical, Encephalocele/diagnosis, Encephalocele/surgery, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Hydrocephalus/pathology, Hydrocephalus/surgery, Inflammation/surgery, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neurologic Examination, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Ventriculostomy
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Web of science
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Yes
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