Epilepsy and neuropsychologic deficit in a child with cerebellar astrocytoma

Sandra Strazzer, Claudio Zucca, Isabella Fiocchio, Lorenzo Genitori, Enrico Castelli

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Abstract

We report the case of a 32-month-old female patient presenting with cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma with epileptic seizures, psychomotor delay, and severe language delay. Usually, the typical onset of cerebellar tumor is characterized by raised intracranial pressure and cerebellar incoordination. A review of the few cases reported in the literature evidencing epileptic seizures symptomatic of a focal, nondegenerative mass limited to the cerebellum is included. Moreover, a discussion about the cerebellar contribution to nonmotor functions in children is presented, in particular following tumor resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-820
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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