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Cerebellar softening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7425567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-one adults with acute cerebellar softening confirmed by computerized tomography (CT) were divided into two groups according to clinical course. CT findings, and outcome. In the first group, consisting of 6 patients, the condition ran a progressive course, with deterioration of consciousness, signs of brainstem compression, and the appearance of hydrocephalus on CT scan. Three patients underwent surgery successfully, 2 died postoperatively, and 1 recovered spontaneously. In the second group, comprising 15 patients, the course was benign: cerebellar symptoms and signs improved without surgery, and only discrete cerebellar signs remained a month after onset.
G Scotti; H Spinnler; R Sterzi; G Vallar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of neurology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0364-5134     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707449     Medline TA:  Ann Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cerebellar Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis*,  surgery
Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Nerve Degeneration
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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