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Basilar artery giant fusiform aneurysms caused by congenital defect of the internal elastic lamina and media.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3390975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giant fusiform aneurysms of the basilar artery were found in a 6-year-old boy who subsequently died after rupture of the aneurysm, and in a 64-year-old man who showed signs of ischemia and compression of the brain stem. Autopsy disclosed strikingly similar abnormalities of the wall of the basilar artery, consisting of a defect of the internal elastic lamina and absence of the media. A congenital anomaly may play a role in the pathogenesis of this abnormality, in both young and some elderly patients.
C A van Donselaar; S Z Stefanko; T H van der Kwast; W F Arts; P J Koudstaal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neuropathology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0722-5091     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Neuropathol.     Publication Date:    1988 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-12     Completed Date:  1988-08-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214420     Medline TA:  Clin Neuropathol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Dijkzigt, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Artery / abnormalities*,  pathology,  radiography
Child, Preschool
Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology,  pathology*,  radiography
Middle Aged

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