Cerebellar softening

G. Scotti, H. Spinnler, R. Sterzi, G. Vallar

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Twenty-one adults with acute cerebellar softening confirmed by computerized tomography (CT) were divided into two groups according to clinical course, CT findings, and outcome. In the first group, consisting of 6 patients, the condition ran a progressive course, with deterioration of consciousness, signs of brainstem compression, and the appearance of hydrocephalus on CT scan. Three patients underwent surgery successfully, 2 died postoperatively, and 1 recovered spontaneously. In the second group, comprising 15 patients, the course was benign: cerebellar symptoms and signs improved without surgery, and only discrete cerebellar signs remained a month after onset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Scotti, G., Spinnler, H., Sterzi, R., & Vallar, G. (1980). Cerebellar softening. Annals of Neurology, 8(2), 133-140.