Benign cerebellar hematomas in children

Eugenio Pozzati, Maria Teresa Nasi, Ercole Galassi, Anthony Fabrizi

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Abstract

Cerebellar hematoma is generally regarded as a rapidly progressive condition which necessitates prompt evacuation in most cases. Unlike adults, where hypertension is the most common etiological factor, children generally have underlying structural lesions (angiomas, tumors) that per se demand surgical intervention. While several reports describe nonsurgical management of cerebellar hematomas in adults, the spontaneous resolution of juvenile cerebellar hematomas is almost unknown. This paper describes a 16-year-old boy with a cerebellar hematoma of obscure etiology that was managed conservatively. This report indicates that nonsurgical treatment of cerebellar hematomas, once structural lesions have been excluded, may be attempted in neurologically stable children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1986

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Cerebellar hemorrhage
  • Cerebellum
  • Childhood
  • Computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Pozzati, E., Nasi, M. T., Galassi, E., & Fabrizi, A. (1986). Benign cerebellar hematomas in children. Child's Nervous System, 2(2), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00286220