Acute cerebellitis presenting as tumor: Report of two cases

Nelly Amador, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Caterina Giannini, Corey Raffel

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Abstract

A pseudotumoral presentation of acute cerebellitis is rare. The authors report two cases of children with hemicerebellar involvement, neither case being postinfectious nor vaccination related. One patient underwent biopsy sampling revealing marked parenchymal and leptomeningeal inflammation, and in the other, near-complete resolution of neuroimaging abnormalities was demonstrated. The literature is reviewed and therapy considerations are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume107
Issue number1 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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Neuroimaging
Vaccination
Inflammation
Biopsy
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pseudotumor
  • Tumefactive cerebellitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Acute cerebellitis presenting as tumor : Report of two cases. / Amador, Nelly; Scheithauer, Bernd W.; Giannini, Caterina; Raffel, Corey.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 107, No. 1 SUPPL., 07.2007, p. 57-61.

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Amador, Nelly ; Scheithauer, Bernd W. ; Giannini, Caterina ; Raffel, Corey. / Acute cerebellitis presenting as tumor : Report of two cases. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2007 ; Vol. 107, No. 1 SUPPL. pp. 57-61.
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