We describe two children who developed ischemic strokes in the territory of the middle cerebral artery, one 7 days and one 11 days after resection of a cerebellar tumor. In the first child, another infarction occurred in the territory of the contralateral middle cerebral artery 5 days after the first stroke. No specific cause or underlying risk factor other than the surgical procedure was found. The subacute clinical course at stroke onset resembled that of the 'posterior fossa syndrome', suggesting a common underlying mechanism. Copyright

Cerebellar tumor, Mutism, Posterior fossa syndrome, Stroke
dx.doi.org/10.1159/000086563, hdl.handle.net/1765/66648
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Neurology

Catsman-Berrevoets, C.E, van Breemen, M, van Veelen-Vincent, M.L.C, Appel, I.M, & Lequin, M.H. (2005). Supratentorial arterial ischemic stroke following cerebellar tumor resection in two children. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 41(4), 206–211. doi:10.1159/000086563