Children with cerebellar lesions at a young age have poor long-term functional recovery

Takeaway

  • Children receiving surgery for cerebellar surgical lesions before the age of seven have worse daily, motor and cognitive functioning than if surgery is performed after this age.

Why this matters

    In people with cerebellar surgical lesions, there is a debate around whether early damages to the cerebellar ‘learning machine’ are more harmful than damages that occur later. These novel findings suggest that swift and intense rehabilitation needs to be implemented in children under seven years of age receiving surgery.