Postoperative motor speech production in children with the syndrome of 'cerebellar' mutism and subsequent dysarthria: a critical review of the literature.

@article{Smet2007PostoperativeMS,
  title={Postoperative motor speech production in children with the syndrome of 'cerebellar' mutism and subsequent dysarthria: a critical review of the literature.},
  author={Hyo Jung De Smet and Hanne Baillieux and Coriene E. Catsman-Berrevoets and Peter Paul De Deyn and Peter Mari{\"e}n and Philippe F Paquier},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={193-207}
}
Transient cerebellar mutism is a well-known clinical entity which may develop after surgery to the cerebellum. As the period of mutism is followed by motor speech deficits, the condition has also been termed the syndrome of (cerebellar) Mutism and Subsequent Dysarthria (MSD). In children, its incidence is estimated between 8% and 31%. Unfortunately, the literature provides contradictory information regarding motor speech production post-mutism. We therefore critically reviewed data on 283… CONTINUE READING

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