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Treatment of a giant vertebrobasilar artery aneurysm using stent grafts. Case report.
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PMID:  17639888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This 65-year-old man presented to the authors' institution reporting neck swelling. Stage IIIA Hodgkin disease was diagnosed, and a computed tomography scan of the neck revealed a vertebrobasilar artery aneurysm. His medical history was significant for subarachnoid hemorrhage and coma 2 years earlier. Subsequent digital subtraction angiography demonstrated a giant fusiform vertebrobasilar junction aneurysm with associated basilar artery (BA) fenestration. Endovascular treatment of the giant aneurysm was performed by left vertebral artery (VA) occlusion and placement of two Jo-stent coronary stent grafts from the right VA to the BA. The postprocedure course was uneventful. Follow-up angiography performed 1 week postoperatively demonstrated complete exclusion of the aneurysm. This unique case is described and a review of the relevant literature is presented.
Edward Greenberg; Jeffrey M Katz; Vallabh Janardhan; Howard Riina; Y Pierre Gobin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-20     Completed Date:  2007-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Balloon Occlusion / methods
Hodgkin Disease / complications
Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
Severity of Illness Index
Transplantation, Autologous
Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery*

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