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Cerebellar hemisphere herniation in the neck: Case report of a very rare complication following a posterior fossa craniectomy

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ABSTRACT

Cerebellar herniation following a craniectomy to the posterior fossa is a rare complication.

Surgery was necessary to push the cerebellum back inside and plastic surgery to the bone was carried out.

Possible causes were discussed.

Possible causes were discussed.

No MeSH data available.


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The MRI shows a large herniation of the right cerebellar hemisphere in the neck through the site of the craniectomy.
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fig0010: The MRI shows a large herniation of the right cerebellar hemisphere in the neck through the site of the craniectomy.

Mentions: However, 4 weeks later, the patient was rushed to our hospital because, for the preceding 4 days, she had been suffering from pain in the nape of the neck, ataxia when walking, dysmetria of the right arm and paraesthesia of the right side of her face. Symptoms had appeared a few hours after the Patient, feeling well, had for the first time since the operation gone to the gym. In hospital an MRI scan was carried out and it showed a right cerebellar hemisphere herniation in the neck, which had come through the site of the craniectomy (Fig. 2). The patient was operated again to reduce the herniation. The former wound was reopened, the area of the parenchymal herniation and craniectomy was exposed: the bulging cerebellar parenchyma was covered by a very thin membrane, which was probably the very stretched synthetic dura mater substitute patch (which we have described before).


Cerebellar hemisphere herniation in the neck: Case report of a very rare complication following a posterior fossa craniectomy
The MRI shows a large herniation of the right cerebellar hemisphere in the neck through the site of the craniectomy.
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fig0010: The MRI shows a large herniation of the right cerebellar hemisphere in the neck through the site of the craniectomy.
Mentions: However, 4 weeks later, the patient was rushed to our hospital because, for the preceding 4 days, she had been suffering from pain in the nape of the neck, ataxia when walking, dysmetria of the right arm and paraesthesia of the right side of her face. Symptoms had appeared a few hours after the Patient, feeling well, had for the first time since the operation gone to the gym. In hospital an MRI scan was carried out and it showed a right cerebellar hemisphere herniation in the neck, which had come through the site of the craniectomy (Fig. 2). The patient was operated again to reduce the herniation. The former wound was reopened, the area of the parenchymal herniation and craniectomy was exposed: the bulging cerebellar parenchyma was covered by a very thin membrane, which was probably the very stretched synthetic dura mater substitute patch (which we have described before).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Cerebellar herniation following a craniectomy to the posterior fossa is a rare complication.

Surgery was necessary to push the cerebellum back inside and plastic surgery to the bone was carried out.

Possible causes were discussed.

Possible causes were discussed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus