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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
WAGNER, Roberto da Cunha; GALLO, Pasquale and OPPITZ, Paulo P.. Mutism after posterior fossa tumor surgery: report of two cases. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.1, pp.94-97. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1995000100015.
The authors present two cases of mutism after posterior fossa surgery. Two patients aged 16 and 5 years old respectively with astrocytoma and medulloblastoma, developed mutism after the operation. Topographic aspects of the condition are discussed and its neurological expression.
Keywords : posterior fossa tumor; post operatory complication; speech disorder; mutism.