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Title: Migrating pseudomeningocele causing posterior fossa syndrome
Authors: de Jong, Lars
Engelborghs, Koen
VANDEVENNE, Jan 
WEYNS, Frank 
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: INFORMA HEALTHCARE
Source: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 26 (4), p. 537-539
Abstract: We present two cases of spontaneous intracerebellar migration of a pseudomeningocele. This is a rarely reported complication of posterior fossa surgery with possible life threatening cerebellar mass effect. The probable mechanism is a slow but progressive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) movement (one-way valve mechanism) into the pseudomeningocele with secondary herniation or dissection through a weakened dura into the cerebellum causing progressive or acute cerebellar dysfunction. Evacuation and dural repair with or without CSF shunting or marsupialisation results in resolution of the symptoms.
Notes: [de Jong, Lars] Katholieke Univ Leuven Hosp, Dept Neurosurg, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. [Engelborghs, Koen; Weyns, Frank] ZOL Genk, Dept Neurosurg, Genk, Belgium. [Vandevenne, Jan] ZOL Genk, Dept Radiol, Genk, Belgium. [Weyns, Frank] Hasselt Univ, Hasselt, Belgium. lars.dejong@uzleuven.be
Keywords: Clinical Neurology; Surgery;pseudomeningocele; posterior fossa; cerebellar syndrome; cerebrospinal fluid
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13977
ISSN: 0268-8697
e-ISSN: 1360-046X
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.685786
ISI #: 000306969600020
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2013
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