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Report of two cases of a rare cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage including unusual presentation and an emerging and effective treatment option.
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PMID:  22842211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PurposeTo report two cases of a rare cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), including unusual presentation and an emerging and effective treatment option.Case reportsRuptured basilar perforator artery aneurysm is a rare cause of SAH. Catheter angiography in the immediate post hemorrhage period may be unrevealing. We report two cases of ruptured basilar pontine perforator aneurysms. In one of these cases the perforator aneurysm was not apparent on the initial or the 1 week follow-up angiograms. Both patients returned for follow-up angiography 2 months later by which time aneurysmal filling and conspicuity had increased. Both patients were treated solely with two overlapping Neuroform stents. Follow-up angiograms demonstrated complete resolution of the aneurysms in both patients.ConclusionsRupture of aneurysms arising from basilar artery perforators is a rare cause of SAH and attention to this area should be part of an interventionist's search pattern. Aneurysms in this area may not be apparent in the immediate post rupture setting and delayed post hemorrhage angiography has a role in detecting this entity. Stent monotherapy may be effective in treating these lesions.
Eric Mackenzie Nyberg; M Imran Chaudry; Aquilla S Turk; Alejandro M Spiotta; David Fiorella; Raymond D Turner
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-28
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Title:  Journal of neurointerventional surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-8486     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101517079     Medline TA:  J Neurointerv Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosciences and Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
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