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Ruptured cerebral oncotic aneurysm from choriocarcinoma: report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21057824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The study design involved case reports and review of the literature. Oncotic aneurysm from choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare event that should be known by all neurosurgeons and suspected in women of childbearing age. The purpose of this article is to report the authors' experience and to provide insight on clinical presentation and radiological signs to aware the reader to this entity and then to prevent misdiagnosis. The authors report two cases of ruptured oncotic aneurysm treated at their institution in 2010. A review of the literature was performed to discuss the pathogenesis and the role of the neurosurgeon. Chemotherapy is the treatment of choice making surgery necessary only for patients with large intracerebral haematoma that represents an immediate threat.
Authors:
Fahed Zairi; Timothe De Saint Denis; Laurent Thines; Philippe Bourgeois; Jean Paul Lejeune
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  153     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Lille University Hospital, 59000, Lille, France, fahed.zairi@gmail.com.
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