Transient cerebellar mutism after posterior cranial fossa surgery in an adult. Case report and review of the literature

M. Salvati, P. Missori, P. Lunardi, E. Ramundo Orlando

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Abstract

Transient mutism, without disorders of consciousness or cranial nerve deficits, arising after surgical operations on the posterior cranial fossa is a recently described entity. To date 22 cases have been reported, to which we add the present case (the first report of the syndrome in an adult). We review the salient features of the syndrome in the light of the published cases and speculate on the underlying physiopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Keywords

  • cerebellar tumours
  • Mutism
  • speech disorders
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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