Operative Management of Space-Occupying Cerebellar Infarctions: 12 Years of Experience

  • D. S. Rust
  • H. Ebel
  • A. Laun
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 22)


With the reports of Fairburn and Oliver [6] and Lindgren [16] on the surgical treatment of cerebellar infarction by suboccipital craniectomy, the operative management of space-occupying cerebellar infarctions is still under discussion today. Apart from the question of whether surgical intervention can improve the clinical course, the method, extent, and timing of surgery remain controversial. Concerning the indications for surgical intervention no reliable multicenter study results are available [14]. This retrospective study reports our experiences in the surgical treatment of patients with space-occupying cerebellar infarctions, especially suboccipital craniectomy, with special consideration of the long-term outcome.


External Ventricular Drainage Decompressive Craniectomy Ventricular Drainage Obstructive Hydrocephalus Comatose Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Rust
    • 1
  • H. Ebel
    • 1
  • A. Laun
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenGermany

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