Brain Tumor Res Treat.  2015 Oct;3(2):141-146. 10.14791/btrt.2015.3.2.141.

Remote Cerebellar Infarction after Supratentorial Craniotomy and Its Management: Two Case Reports

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


The cerebellar infarction resulting from supratentorial craniotomy is uncommon event and its management has been controversial. After removal of space occupying lesion on right frontal area, two cases of remote cerebellar infarctions occurred. We reviewed each cases and the techniques to manage such complications are discussed. Early extraventricular catheter insertion and midline suboccipital craniectomy were effectively performed in obtunded patients from cerebellar infarction.


Brain infarction; Cerebellum; Cerebrovascular circulation; Postoperative complications
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