Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome after surgical resection of posterior fossa neoplastic lesions

Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Rida Mitha, Naureen Mushtaq, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome (CMS) is a well-described clinical entity that complicates surgeries for posterior fossa tumours; more so in children than adults. This review focuses on the current understanding of CMS, its incidence and risk factors. Incidence showed a variable range in retrospective studies due to variety of definitions. Risk factors can be classified as either modifiable including surgical technique, or non-modifiable which include tumour related factors. A positive correlation has been associated between tumour pathology, brain stem invasion and size of tumour at time of presentation with development of CMS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1668
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020


  • Pediatric brain tumors, cerebellar mutism syndrome, posterior fossa syndrome


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