Remote cerebellar hemorrhage

Arch Iran Med. 2011 Jul;14(4):292-3.


Postoperative cerebellar hemorrhage or remote cerebellar hemorrhage is a rare complication occurring after supratentorial and spinal surgery. Although the mechanism remains unclear, previous reports implicate over drainage of cerebrospinal fluid as the predominant cause. We report a patient who underwent craniotomy for removal of meningioma. The hemorrhage manifested a few days postoperatively as a headache and transient loss of consciousness. Our patient recovered without further intervention with no major neurologic deficit. Early detection and awareness of this complication may help to avoid unnecessary measures.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Craniotomy / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Meningioma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage / etiology*