Acute pseudotumoral hemicerebellitis in a child: A rare and distinct entity?

Elena Alberini, Valerio Vellante, Floriana Zennaro, Lorenzo Calligaris, Egidio Barbi, Marco Carrozzi, Raffaella Devescovi

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Abstract

A pseudotumoral presentation of acute hemicerebellitis is rare in pediatric age. The authors report a new single case study of a 7-year-old child with pseudotumoral unilateral cerebellitis mimicking an intracranial tumor, which clinically presented itself with signs of intracranial hypertension and mild contralateral hemiparesis, completely recovered after anti-inflammatory therapy. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was essential for the differential diagnosis between inflammatory and neoplastic processes. The literature highlighting specific clues about pseudotumoral hemicerebellitis as a distinct clinical and radiological entity is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-499
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2015

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Keywords

  • child
  • hemicerebellitis
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pseudotumoral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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