Cerebellar Disorders in Children – Chapter 32: Vascular Disorders of the Posterior Fossa (ebook)


Chapter 32 – Vascular Disorders of the Posterior Fossa

Maja Steinlin

Vascular pathology of the cerebellum is a component of stroke problems in childhood and is comparable with supratentorial cerebrovascular problems. However, there are some specific localization and age-related characteristics for childhood stroke in the infratentorial region. Isolated cerebellar haemorrhagic strokes occur more frequently than ischaemic strokes. The ratio of infratentorial to supratentorial aneurysms is higher in childhood than in adulthood. Vascular malformations such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), arteriovenous fi stula (AVFs), and developmental venous anomalies (DVA) occur as frequently in children as in adults. In comparison with young adults, ischaemic infratentorial events occur less frequently in children.

Please note that Chapters 32-35 are also available in Part 7: Vascular Disorders, Tumours, and Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Syndromes.

About the Complete Book:

This clinically orientated text by an international group of experts is the first definitive reference book on disorders of the cerebellum in children. It presents a wealth of practical clinical experience backed up by a strong scientific basis for the information and guidance given. The first part sets out the theoretical underpinnings of cerebellar disorders. This is followed by sections on clinical conditions grouped according to common characteristics such as aetiology and symptomatology. The descriptions of the clinical conditions each systematically cover, as appropriate, epidemiology, prevalence, diagnostic criteria, clinical features (including course and prognosis), pathophysiology, genetics, investigations, differential diagnosis, and management and treatment. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those caring for children affected by cerebellar disorders, including malformations, genetic and metabolic disorders, acquired cerebellar damage, vascular disorders and acute ataxias. This comprehensive reference text on cerebellar disorders in children includes chapters on cerebellar development, prenatal cerebellar imaging, imaging of the posterior fossa, with coverage of a broad range of malformations, genetic and metabolic disorders involving the cerebellum, prenatal cerebellar disruptions (as related to prematurity), vascular disorders, tumors and paraneoplastic syndromes, as well as acute ataxia and trauma to the posterior fossa. Numerous checklists are provided to assist in the differential diagnosis of clinical signs and neuroimaging findings.

Paediatric neurologists, paediatricians, neurologists, developmental paediatricians, neuroimaging specialists, geneticists, neonatologists

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 191-192