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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 11, Issue 7, pp 432–435 | Cite as

Infarction of the territory supplied by the contralateral superior cerebellar artery in a case of descending transtentorial herniation

  • Kyu-Chang Wang
  • Seung-Kuan Hong
  • In One Kim
  • Byung-Kyu Cho
  • Dae Hee Han
Case Report

Abstract

Infarction of the territory supplied by the contralateral superior cerebellar artery in cases of descending transtentorial herniation has not been reported. The authors experienced a primitive neuroectodermal tumor in a patient whose consciousness deteriorated transiently due to descending transtentorial herniation. On the magnetic resonance imaging taken 8 days after the herniation, lesions thought to be infarction of territories supplied by the ipsilateral posterior cerebral artery and the contralateral superior cerebellar artery were noted. The possible mechanism of this peculiar pattern of infarction is discussed.

Key words

Descending transtentorial herniation Infarction Superior cerebellar artery 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyu-Chang Wang
    • 1
  • Seung-Kuan Hong
    • 2
  • In One Kim
    • 3
  • Byung-Kyu Cho
    • 1
  • Dae Hee Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of NeurosurgeryScoul National University Children's HospitalSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgerySeoul Red Cross HospitalSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySeoul National University College of MedicineSeoulKorea

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