As part of the localized encephalic contusions, the cerebellar contusion, by its etiopathogenic, clinic, paraclinic, therapeutic and prognostic aspects represents a distinct individuality. Studying a series of 30 cases of cerebellar contusions the authors notice the increased incidence in children (28 cases), the cerebellar vulnerability in children being explained by the high site and increased elasticity of the occipital bone as well as by the nape muscles thinness. The clinical syndrome, more common of archicerebellar type, can occur alone or associated with a minor or mild diffuse mental shock. The paraclinic investigation is reduced to lombar puncture, cranial radiography and EEG. The evolution, especially in children, is towards healing in 2-3 weeks of conservative treatment.
M. Rusu, N. Ianovici, C. Robu
Revista medico-chirurgicala a Societatii de Medici si Naturalisti din Iasi