Konczak and colleagues to publish in Cerebellum
Dr. Jürgen Konczak, Kinesiology movement science professor, and colleagues at the University Medical Center in Essen, Germany, have had an article accepted in the journal Cerebellum. In their study, 12 children between 6-17 years were followed one year after the surgical removal of a tumor in the cerebellum to understand the determinants of their motor recovery.
Küper M, Döring K, Spangenberg C, Konczak J, Gizewski ER, Schoch B, & Timmann D. Location and restoration of function after cerebellar tumor removal - a longitudinal study of children and adolescents.
The researchers found that the prognosis for a full recovery is very good as long as the deep cerebellar nuclei were spared by the tumor and/or the neurosurgery.