Background: Vasospasm may occur following intracranial tumor resection but is uncommon following resection of tumors in the posterior fossa. Methods: Case report. Results: Here, we report an unusual pediatric case of symptomatic cerebral vasospasm following resection of a posterior fossa medulloblastoma in a 10-year-old child. CT angiogram and serial Transcranial Doppler (TCD) studies confirmed the presence of vasospasm and response to hemodynamic augmentation therapy, resulting in favorable outcome. Conclusion: This case illustrates an unusual complication of posterior fossa tumor resection, and the potential utility of TCD studies in the detection and management of vasospasm in pediatric neurocritical care.
- Transcranial doppler
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine