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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(3): 223-227.
Concurrent Intracranial and Extracranial Arterial Aneurysms: Report of Three Cases.
Seung Ryeol Shin, Tae Sun Kim, Jung Kil Lee, Je Hyuk Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University, Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. taesun@cnuh.com
ABSTRACT
Systemic multiple aneurysms are rare, and an association between intracranial and visceral arterial or abdominal aortic aneurysm in the same patient is a very rare occurrence. We report herein three such cases. In one case, aneurysms of the right internal carotid artery(ICA) and the right middle cerevral arterial bifurcation(MCAB) coexisted with the inferior pancreaticoduodenal arterial pseudoaneurysm and two ileal arterial aneurysms. In another case, the patient had the A-com arterial aneurysm and the right renal arterial aneurysm. And in the other patient, he had the right vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm with the abdominal aortic aneurym. Initially, all patients were referred to our hospital with subarachnoid hemorrhage(SAH), and thereafter first two patients developed visceral arterial aneurysm rupture in the course of hospital stay and in the last patient, the abdominal aortic aneurysm was detected incidentally during carotid angiogram for Guglielmi detachable coil(GDC) embolization of vertebral dissecting aneurym. After thorough review of our cases together with pertinent literatures, we emphasize the possibility of underlying extracranial aneurysms in ruptured intracranial arterial aneurysm patient and it's uncommon but fatal complication.
Key Words: Intracranial artery aneurysm; Extracranial arterial aneurysm
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