Spontaneous Cerebellar Hemorrhage: Acute Management and Prognosis

  • D. Rosenthal
  • G. Marquardt
  • T. Sievert
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 21)


Although spontaneous cerebellar hematomas only represent 1%–13% [12] of all intracerebral hemorrhages, their reported mortality rate varies between 50% and 80% [7], With the introduction of computed tomography (CT) as a diagnostic tool, diagnosis and localization can be done very early. Since then, and using different therapeutic approaches, a higher rate of survivors has been achieved. Despite this fact the management of this affection is still controversial and different procedures such as conservative treatment, ventricular drainage, and direct or stereotactic clot evacuation have been advocated [1, 10, 13–16]. We have reviewed our cases in an attempt to clarify the management and improve the outcome of these patients.


External Ventricular Drainage Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Management Basal Cistern Hematoma Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • G. Marquardt
    • 1
  • T. Sievert
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für NeurochirurgieJohann-Wolfgang-Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am Main 71Germany

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