Remote cerebellar hemorrhage following supratentorial cerebrovascular surgery

Ross Smith, Meysam Kebriaei, Andrew Gard, William Thorell, Daniel Surdell

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Abstract

Three patients with remote cerebellar hemorrhage following supratentorial cerebrovascular surgery are presented. Remote cerebellar hemorrhage is a rare surgical complication that is most often associated with aneurysm clipping or temporal lobectomies. Bleeding occurs on the superior cerebellar cortex and is believed to be venous in origin. The precise pathogenesis of remote cerebellar hemorrhage has yet to be fully elucidated but is generally considered to be a consequence of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid loss causing caudal displacement of the cerebellum with resultant stretching of the supracerebellar veins. This case series will hopefully shed further light on the incidence, presentation, workup, and treatment of this particular complication of supratentorial surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Cerebellum
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Craniotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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