What are the signs and symptoms of cerebellar infarction in vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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A stroke involving the cerebellum may result in a lack of coordination, clumsiness, intention tremor, ataxia, dysarthria, scanning speech, and even difficulties with memory and motor planning. Early diagnosis of cerebellar infarctions is important, because swelling may cause brainstem compression or hydrocephalus.


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