Pediatric takotsubo syndrome caused by hydrocephalus after posterior fossa tumor surgery.

Child's Nervous System : ChNS : Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Junji KoyamaAtsufumi Kawamura

Abstract

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) can develop after intense physical or emotional stress and is uncommon in children. We report a 2-year-old girl who developed TTS caused by acute hydrocephalus after posterior fossa tumor resection and required mechanical ventilation and administration of vasopressor/inotropic agents. Her cardiac function gradually recovered over the course of 2 weeks. Hydrocephalus after posterior fossa surgery can cause compression of the medulla oblongata, resulting in solitary nucleus dysfunction and TTS, a potentially life-threatening complication.

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