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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1990;19(5): 623-629.
Cerebral Aneurysms in Childhood and Adolescence.
Tae Seop Byun, Byung Ook Choi, Soo Chun Kim, Jae Hong Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The incidence of intracranal aneurysm is rare in childhood and adolescence. During the period from January 1982 through December 1989, 793 aneurysms were operated on the our department. Of these 8 aneurysms occurred 8 patients under age of 18 years. The average age was 11.6 years(range 4 to 18 years). There were 6 male and 2 females. Presenting sings and symptoms included SAH in 6 aneurysms and focal neurologic deficits in 2 aneurysms. All aneurysms were surgically treated : direct clipping was performed in 6, aneurysmorraphy in 1, trapping alone in 1. The postoperative result were excellent in 5, good in 2, and fair in 1. The rarity of such lesions in childhood and adolescence and their pathogenesis are reviewed briefly.
Key Words: Cerebral aneurysm; Childhood; Adolescence; Congenital anomaly; Surgery
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