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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Annals of Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
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