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Ruptured aneurysm at an anastomotic artery extending from the vertebral artery to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery: a case report.
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PMID:  21058041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 51-year-old hypertensive man presented with subarachnoid haemorrhage. He had a past history of cerebellar infarction due to occlusion of the right posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) 4 years earlier. Digital subtraction angiography showed a saccular aneurysm above an arterial loop extending from the vertebral artery to the distal part of the PICA, reminiscent of peripheral PICA branches. We performed aneurysmal neck clipping with excellent outcome. Aneurysms at anastomotic arteries are extremely rare and can result from increased haemodynamic stress. We report the first case of a ruptured aneurysm at an anastomotic artery in the posterior circulation territory.
Authors:
Jun Matsumoto; Shozaburo Uemura; Aiko Hayasaki; Hiroshi Kimura; Motohiro Morioka; Jun-Ichi Kuratsu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  153     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  931-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Amakusa Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan.
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