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dc.contributor.authorvan Toorn R.
dc.contributor.authorGeorgallis P.
dc.contributor.authorSchoeman J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:16:53Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:16:53Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Child Neurology
dc.identifier.citation19
dc.identifier.citation11
dc.identifier.issn08830738
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/13976
dc.description.abstractWe present a 7-year-old boy with acute cerebellitis who required an emergency ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus caused by cerebellar swelling. This represents a very unusual, potentially life-threatening complication of a usually self-limiting condition. Early diagnosis of this complication is essential in view of the propensity to sudden and fatal deterioration. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful in differentiating this unusual course of acute cerebellar ataxia from that of a posterior fossa tumor. In developing countries, however, computed tomography (CT) is often the only existing diagnostic modality and access to MRI, when available, is limited. Our case demonstrates that the shape of the fourth ventricle on CT can be helpful in differentiating between a tumor and edema of the cerebellum and thus can assist in management.
dc.subjectacute cerebellitis
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectbrain edema
dc.subjectbrain hernia
dc.subjectbrain ventricle
dc.subjectbrain ventricle peritoneum shunt
dc.subjectcase report
dc.subjectcerebellar ataxia
dc.subjectcerebellum disease
dc.subjectcerebrospinal fluid examination
dc.subjectcomputer assisted tomography
dc.subjectdifferential diagnosis
dc.subjectearly diagnosis
dc.subjectfollow up
dc.subjectheadache
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthydrocephalus
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectnuclear magnetic resonance imaging
dc.subjectposterior cranial fossa tumor
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectschool child
dc.subjectvomiting
dc.subjectBrain Edema
dc.subjectCerebellar Ataxia
dc.subjectCerebellar Diseases
dc.subjectCerebellum
dc.subjectChild
dc.subjectDiagnosis, Differential
dc.subjectEarly Diagnosis
dc.subjectEncephalocele
dc.subjectFourth Ventricle
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectHydrocephalus
dc.subjectMagnetic Resonance Imaging
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectNeurologic Examination
dc.subjectPatient Care Team
dc.subjectPrognosis
dc.subjectRemission, Spontaneous
dc.subjectTomography, X-Ray Computed
dc.subjectVentriculoperitoneal Shunt
dc.titleAcute cerebellitis complicated by hydrocephalus and impending cerebral herniation
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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