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doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2024.0069    [Accepted]
Successive Development and Rupture of Blister-Like Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms at Mirror Locations
Myungsoo Kim , Jaechan Park
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence  Jaechan Park ,Fax: +82-53-423-0504, Email: jparkmd@hotmail.com
Received: March 21, 2024;  Accepted: May 11, 2024.  Published online: May 16, 2024.
ABSTRACT
This is the first report of the successive development and rupture of blister-like anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms at mirror locations with a short interval. A 49-year-old man presented with an angiogram-negative subarachnoid hemorrhage with significant basal frontal interhemispheric blood. Surgical exploration revealed a blister-like aneurysm on the left side of the superior wall of the ACoA, which was treated using a microsuturing technique. On the 18th day after the initial subarachnoid hemorrhage, the second operation due to another angiogram-negative hemorrhage revealed a de novo blister-like aneurysm with a small blood clot on the posterosuperior wall of the ACoA close to the right A1/A2 junction. The rupture point and ACoA on the right side were occluded using an aneurysm clip. Follow-up digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) at 4 years and computed tomography angiogram (CTA) at 14 years after the surgery showed no recurrence or associated abnormality.
Key Words: Anterior communicating artery aneurysm ∙ Craniotomy ∙ Intracranial aneurysm ∙ Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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