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An Pediatr (Barc). 2015 Jan;82(1):e117-21. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 Jun 18.

[Cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome secondary to a cerebellar tumour].

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Neuropediatría, Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, España. Electronic address:
Neuropediatría, Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, España.
Neuropsicología, Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, España.


Cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome is characterized by disturbances of executive function, impaired spatial cognition, linguistic difficulties, and personality change. The case of an 11 year old boy is presented, with behavior problems, learning difficulties and social interaction problems. In the physical examination he had poor visual contact, immature behavior, reduced expressive language and global motor disability with gait dyspraxia, with no defined cerebellar motor signs. In the neuropsychological evaluation he has a full scale overall intellectual quotient of 84, with signs of cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome. A tumour affecting inferior cerebellar vermis was observed in the magnetic resonance imaging, which had not significantly grown during 5 years of follow up. The cerebellum participates in controlling cognitive and affective functions. Cerebellar pathology must be considered in the differential diagnosis of children with cognitive or learning disorder with associated behavioral and emotional components.


Aprendizaje; Behavior; Cerebellum; Cerebelo; Cognitive dysmetria; Cognitive function; Conducta; Dismetría cognitiva; Funciones cognitivas; Learning difficulties

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