Consensus paper on post-operative pediatric cerebellar mutism syndrome: the Iceland Delphi results
Thora Gudrunardottir, Angela T Morgan, Andrew L Lux, David A Walker, Karin S Walsh, Elizabeth M Wells, Jeffrey H Wisoff, Marianne Juhler, Jeremy D Schmahmann, Robert F Keating, Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets
CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM | SPRINGER | Published : 2016
INTRODUCTION: Confusion has surrounded the description of post-operative mutism and associated morbidity in pediatric patients with cerebellar tumors for years. The heterogeneity of definitions and diagnostic features has hampered research progress within the field, and to date, no international guidelines exist on diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or follow-up of this debilitating condition. An international group of clinicians and researchers from multiple relevant disciplines recently formed a cohesive panel to formulate a new working definition and agree upon standardized methods for diagnosis and follow-up. METHODS: Consensus was obtained using the modified nominal group technique, invo..View full abstract
David Walker is affiliated with the Children's Brain Tumor Research Centre, Nottingham, UK, which provided partial funding for the consensus conference. The other authors have no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose.