Original ArticlesSpontaneous Cerebellar Hematomas: An Institutional ExperienceNayil, Khursheed MS, MCh; Makhdoomi, Rumana MD; Indira, Bhagvatula MS, MCh; Shankar, Satish MCh; Sastry, Kolluri MChAuthor Information Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India Sources of support: nil. Reprints: Khursheed Nayil, MS, MCh, Department of Neurosurgery, SKIMS, Srinagar, Kashmir 190011 (e-mail: email@example.com). Neurosurgery Quarterly: December 2008 - Volume 18 - Issue 4 - p 251-255 doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0b013e31818d1ee3 Buy Metrics Abstract Background Spontaneous cerebellar hematoma (SCH) is not a very common cause of stroke and constitutes 10% of all intracranial hemorrhages. Aim To study the demographic features and assess the clinical and radiologic predictors of the outcome of SCHs. Patients and Methods A retrospective study of 49 patients with a diagnosis of SCH admitted to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, from 1993 to 2004 was carried out. Clinical features and radiologic parameters were analyzed and correlation with outcome was evaluated. Results The Glasgow coma scale (GCS) score and tight posterior fossa had a strong bearing on the outcome. Conclusions Poor GCS and tight posterior fossa are predictors of poor outcome whereas clot volume has no bearing. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.