Ischemic Edema in Cerebellar Infarction Causing Brainstem Compression

  • Ichiro Sayama
  • Ludwig M. Auer
  • Gunther Ladurner
  • Gerhard Schneider


Cerebellar infarction is a rare disease, when compared with the incidence of supratentorial ischemic infarction among patients with arteriosclerosis. Thus, in a study of Hinshaw et al5 49 out of 6964 patients consecutively examined by CT-scan had cerebellar infarction. Before the CT-scan era, unspecific neurological symptoms made the clinical diagnosis in the acute stage virtually impossible.


Posterior Fossa External Ventricular Drainage Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Obstructive Hydrocephalus Superior Cerebellar Artery 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Sayama
    • 1
  • Ludwig M. Auer
    • 2
  • Gunther Ladurner
    • 3
  • Gerhard Schneider
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Institute of Brain and Blood VesselsDivision of Surgical NeurologyAkitaJapan
  2. 2.Departments of NeurosurgeryUniversity of GrazGrazAustria
  3. 3.Departments of Psychiatry and NeurologyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria
  4. 4.Departments of RadiologyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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