Transient cerebellar mutism after posterior fossa surgery in children.

  title={Transient cerebellar mutism after posterior fossa surgery in children.},
  author={Frank van Calenbergh and Arnold W. J. M. van de Laar and Christian Plets and Jan Goffin and Paul Casaer},
  volume={37 5},
Cerebellar mutism has been reported after surgery for posterior fossa tumors in children and, rarely, in adults. The pathogenesis of this syndrome remains unclear, and controversy exists regarding whether it is a purely psychogenic disorder or an organic syndrome. The anatomical substrate for the mutism also remains unknown. We encountered five cases of postoperative transient cerebellar mutism in a consecutive series of 63 children with posterior fossa tumors. These cases were analyzed and… CONTINUE READING

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