Postoperative Observation at the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit After Surgery of the Posterior Fossa

  • P. Gürtner
  • R. Ramina
  • G. Stoppe
  • G. Penkert
  • M. Samii
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 14)


It is well known that patients undergoing surgery to the posterior fossa need to be supervised closely. To illustrate this point, Tables 1 and 2 give details regarding 500 cases of surgery within the posterior fossa and the complications in 360 cerebellopontine angle lesions (10). For comparison, a list of known postoperative complications is given:


Posterior Fossa Subdural Hematoma Acute Hydrocephalus Brain Stem Infarction Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Gürtner
    • 1
  • R. Ramina
    • 1
  • G. Stoppe
    • 1
  • G. Penkert
    • 1
  • M. Samii
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikNordstadt-KrankenhausHannover 1Germany

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