Cerebellar infarction: Diagnosis and Management

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Early correct diagnosis of cerebellar infarction is crucial to help prevent treatable but potentially fatal complications, such as brainstem compression and obstructive hydrocephalus.

In this review article Edlow JA et al (Lancet Neurology 2008; 7:951-964) discusses the diagnosis and the management plan for patients with signs and symptoms of cerebellar infarction. It focuses on differential diagnosis of the disease which is broad, and includes many common and benign causes. The authors review the clinical presentation of cerebellar infarction, from diagnosis and misdiagnosis to patients’ monitoring, treatment, and potential complications
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