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Solitary spinal artery aneurysms as a rare source of spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage: potential etiology and treatment strategy.
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PMID:  15709145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Solitary aneurysms of spinal arteries lacking associated vascular malformations are rare. We report three patients with spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to rupture of such aneurysms, which regressed spontaneously, as confirmed on conventional angiography. One patient had spinal SAH with presumed spontaneous dissection of a segmental artery. In the other two, SAH resulted from ruptured fusiform aneurysms of the artery of Adamkiewicz immediately proximal to the anterior spinal artery. Solitary aneurysms of the spinal arteries appear to be etiopathologic entities completely different from intracranial aneurysms. Spontaneous occlusion seems to be common, justifying a wait-and-see strategy rather than urgent treatment.
Ansgar Berlis; Kai-Michael Scheufler; Christian Schmahl; Sebastian Rauer; Friedrich Götz; Martin Schumacher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-14     Completed Date:  2005-12-22     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroradiology, University of Freiburg, Breisacherstrasse 64, D-79106 Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*
Hemorrhage / etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Spinal Diseases / etiology*,  therapy
Spine / blood supply*

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