Corpus ID: 905210

Cerebellar herniation and infarction as a complication of an occult postoperative lumbar dural defect.

  title={Cerebellar herniation and infarction as a complication of an occult postoperative lumbar dural defect.},
  author={R. T. Andrews and T. Koci},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={16 6},
  • R. T. Andrews, T. Koci
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
  • A patient who underwent lumbar spine surgery sustained an occult dural injury. After unrecognized suction drainage of cerebrospinal fluid through a surgical drain, caudal herniation of the cerebellum with superior cerebellar infarction developed. This mechanism should be considered in patients in whom acute mental status changes develop after spinal surgery. 
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