Cerebellar mutism syndrome and its relation to cerebellar cognitive and affective function: Review of the literature


Yildiz O., Kabatas S., Yilmaz C., Altinors N., Agaoglu B.

ANNALS OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY, cilt.13, ss.23-27, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0972-2327.61272
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.23-27

Özet

Tumors of the cerebellum and brainstem account for half of all brain tumors in children. The realization that cerebellar lesions produce clinically relevant intellectual disability makes it important to determine whether neuropsychological abnormalities occur in long-term survivors of pediatric cerebellar tumors. Little is known about the neurobehavioral sequale resulting specifically from the resection of these tumors in this population. We therefore reviewed neuropsychological findings associated with postoperative cerebellar mutism syndrome and discuss the further implications for cerebellar cognitive function.