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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



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..

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