Cerebellar hemorrhage

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Abstract

The clinical presentation of cerebellar hemorrhage can range from symptoms mimicking ischemic stroke to catastrophic neurologic decline. Symptomatology largely depends on the size of the hemorrhage and the degree of perilesional edema. The posterior fossa is a tight compartment with virtually no additional space to accommodate the mass effect. Thus, the hematoma and its associated swelling can cause obstructive hydrocephalus and brainstem compression, in severe cases contributing to early mortality, but outcome can be good if surgical intervention is appropriately timed. This article summarizes the current multidisciplinary approach to cerebellar hemorrhage, and addresses the controversies regarding its optimal management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1007
Number of pages15
JournalNeurologic clinics
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Ataxia
  • Cerebellar hematoma
  • Cerebellar hemorrhagic stroke
  • Posterior circulation hemorrhage
  • Vertigo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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