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Cerebellar Hemorrhage Overview

What is cerebellar hemorrhage?
A person with a cerebellar hemorrhage has bleeding within the cerebellum of the brain. Cerebellar hemorrhage is caused by a rupture of small blood vessels that supply blood to the brain cells. This interrupts the blood flow to the brain cells and causes them to malfunction, resulting in symptoms of a stroke. High blood pressure is the most common cause of a rupture of the blood vessels in the brain.

What are the symptoms of cerebellar hemorrhage?
Symptoms of cerebellar hemorrhage include the sudden onset of a severe headache that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, problems with coordination, neck pain, confusion, and lethargy.

How does the doctor treat cerebellar hemorrhage?
Cerebellar hemorrhage is usually treated surgically.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cerebellar Hemorrhage References
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