Mutism after cerebellar medulloblastoma surgery

E. Herb*, U. Thyen

*Corresponding author for this work
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The case of a 9-year old boy is presented, who developed transient mutism after removal of a medulloblastoma in the region of the cerebellar vermis. The mutism disappeared within 6 months. Neither reduction of consciousness nor disturbances of caudal cranial nerves or phonation ever appeared. The case is discussed with regard to its phenomenology, pathogenesis, and etiology, corresponding case reports are also taken into consideration

Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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