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Acute formation of a pseudoaneurysm adjacent to a previously clipped anterior communicating artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  21697973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Cerebral pseudoaneurysms, especially of the anterior communicating artery (ACoA), are rare.
CASE DESCRIPTION: Herein, the authors report a 66-year-old patient who underwent successful clip ligation of a small ruptured ACoA aneurysm. Eighteen days after surgery, he suffered from another episode of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the rupture of a newly formed pseudoaneurysm adjacent to the previously clipped aneurysm. This pseudoaneurysm was treated through clip ligation as well.
CONCLUSION: A pseudoaneurysm may rarely form adjacent to a previously clipped cerebral aneurysm and should be included in the differential diagnosis of recurrent subarachnoid hemorrhage. Potential mechanisms of formation and management strategies for this challenging problem will be discussed.
Authors:
Mohammadali M Shoja; R Shane Tubbs; Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology international     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2152-7806     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol Int     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-23     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101535836     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol Int     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Neuroscience Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
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