What sort of disorder is a cerebellar hemorrhage?

Bleeding in brain. A cerebellar hemorrhage refers to a collection of blood in the part of the brain (cerebellum) responsible for coordination. If large, it can be life threatening and needs immediate surgical evacuation. Finding out the cause early is critical. It can be related to long standing hypertension (older patient) or a brain arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm or tumor. Mri or angiogram is often done.
Bad Brain Bleeding. Bleeding into the cerebellum can be caused by trauma, abnormal clotting ability, vascular malformations or tumors. Cerebellar hemorrhage is particularly perilous because of the limited free space around the cerebellum, which means that relatively small bleeds can cause disproportionate injury.

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What is the definition or description of: Cerebellar hemorrhage?

Cerebellar. hemorrhage= bleeding into the cerebellum, the posterior/inferior part of the brain. There are a variety of potential causes. Read more...

I've got cerebellar hemorrhage. What consequences should I be looking for?

Cerebellar bleed. Cerebellar hemorrhage may result in headache, dysequilibrium, and dyscoordination among other things. Some symptoms may be temporary and some may be permanent. Read more...

I am a basket case. My son has cerebellar hemorrhage. Can you tell me something about it?

Cerebellar hemorrhag. Cerebellar hemorrhage is a scary event. It presents with acute, severe headache, dizziness, possibly vertigo, and inability to walk normally. The bleeding occurs in the hind-part of the brain, the cerebellum, which controls coordination. In almost 98% of cases, there is no need for surgery to evacuate a small clot, and you just wait for the blood to be reabsorbed and control risk factors like bp. Read more...

A friend's child was just diagnosed with cerebellar hemorrhage, is that a serious condition?

Absolutely. Any bleeding in the brain is extremely serious and critical. The cerebellum is especially critical because it is a small compartment in the base of your skull and pressure can build rapidly causing pressure on the brainstem and death. I hope the hemorrhage is small and your friends child does well. Read more...

My father has cerebellar hemorrhage. What should I tell him?

Control BP. Cerebellar hemorrhage may result in permanent deficits but often also may not. The most frequent cause is uncontrolled hypertension. If your dad is doing ok after the initial event, i would recomend he get his BP under control and maintain other cardiotonic therapies such as diet exercize statins as appropriate . Read more...

What kind of treatment are available for a cerebellar hemorrhage?

Depends on size. Cerebellar hemorrhages can be life threatening if they are large and/or are causing compression of the brainstem. Large hemorrhages often require surgery to remove the blood clot. If the hemorrhage is small, it can usually be observed and will resolve over time. The underlying cause of the hemorrhage (avm, aneurysm, tumor or long standing hypertension) should be investigated. Read more...

Please help us. Our daughter has cerebellar hemorrhage. What can we do to learn more about it?

Cerebellum. Go to a library or medical library and look this up in a neurology or neurosurgery text, or the merck manual. Read more...
Lots. 1st , if she is your dependent child, talk to your doctor. Google has tons of information but it can sometimes be overwhelming. And of course, you can ask more specific questions right here. A bleed can be relatively minor or quite serious depending on cause and how much bleeding. Read more...