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Giant extracranial aneurysm of the internal carotid artery in neurofibromatosis type 1. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22958775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by cutaneous pigmentations, neurofibromas, Lisch nodules and neuroectodermal tumors. Supra-aortic vessel aneurysms may affect patients with NF-1 and can be associated with rupture, ischemic complications and compression symptoms. We describe a 48-year-old woman with NF-1 and an extracranial 3×5 cm right internal carotid artery aneurysm. After balloon test occlusion the patient was treated with parent artery sacrifice which led to significant shrinkage on follow-up MR and reduction of compression symptoms. The literature concerning internal carotid artery aneurysms associated with NF-1 is reviewed evaluating the possible therapeutic options.
C Moratti; T Andersson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-09-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1591-0199     ISO Abbreviation:  Interv Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-10     Completed Date:  2012-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602695     Medline TA:  Interv Neuroradiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroradiology, S. Agostino-Estense Hospital, Modena Local Health Trust, Modena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy*
Balloon Occlusion*
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy*
Carotid Artery, Internal / pathology*
Diagnostic Imaging
Middle Aged
Neurofibromatosis 1 / complications*

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