INTRODUCTION: Delayed diffuse cerebellar swelling is a rare life-threatening complication following medulloblastoma resection.
PRESENTATION: We present our experience of managing a 4-year-old who developed diffuse cerebellar swelling with upward herniation 41 days after resection of a large cell anaplastic medulloblastoma.
CONCLUSION: Emergency chemotherapy alone was sufficient in promoting regression of swelling and recovery from coma. Reports of similar cases are scant. Chemotherapy may be a critical component of treatment.
|Journal||Child's Nervous System|
|Early online date||29 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 29 Jun 2017|
- Journal Article