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Catastrophic delayed rupture of a traumatic aneurysm of the distal superior cerebellar artery in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20122833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Traumatic aneurysms of the superior cerebellar artery are rare, especially in children. We report a 3-year-old boy who had a catastrophic delayed rupture of a traumatic aneurysm arising from the superior vermian branch of the left superior cerebellar artery. The aneurysm was likely caused by arterial wall laceration following contusion against the free edge of the tentorium. The aneurysm and the superior vermian artery were successfully embolised endovascularly, but the child never recovered and died 3 days later. The pathogenesis, natural history and treatment options of these aneurysms are discussed.
Authors:
Cheng K Ong; Michelle T Ong; Dang V Lam; Jason D Wenderoth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-08     Completed Date:  2010-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidental Falls*
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  pathology,  surgery
Aneurysm, Ruptured / etiology,  pathology*,  surgery
Cerebellum / blood supply*
Cerebral Angiography
Child, Preschool
Fatal Outcome
Head Injuries, Closed / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Humans
Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*,  pathology*,  surgery
Male
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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