Surgical management of posterior fossa mass lesions

M. Ross Bullock, Randall Chesnut, Jamshid Ghajar, David Gordon, Roger Hartl, David W. Newell, Franco Servadei, Beverly C. Walters, Jack Wilberger

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There are no controlled, prospective clinical trials of treatment using surgical versus nonsurgical management of posterior fossa mass lesions. The available data support rapid evacuation of posterior fossa mass lesions that 1) show CT evidence of mass effect, or 2) result in progressive neurological dysfunction. Moreover, data support expectant management with serial imaging for select cases in which there is neurological stability and no radiological evidence for mass effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S247-S255
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006


  • Cerebellum
  • Coma
  • Computed tomographic parameters
  • Contusion
  • Head injury
  • Occipital
  • Posterior fossa
  • Surgical technique
  • Timing of surgery
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Bullock, M. R., Chesnut, R., Ghajar, J., Gordon, D., Hartl, R., Newell, D. W., Servadei, F., Walters, B. C., & Wilberger, J. (2006). Surgical management of posterior fossa mass lesions. Neurosurgery, 58(SUPPL. 3), S247-S255.