Title

Management of a ruptured intraventricular aneurysm arising from distal anterior choroidal artery (AChA): pediatric case report.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-2021

Abstract

Intracranial aneurysms arising from the distal anterior choroidal artery (AChA) are uncommon entities, with less than 30 cases reported. A 4-year-old boy was admitted to the Emergency Department with a sudden onset of severe headache and vomiting. CT scan of the head showed signs of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Cerebral angiography revealed a right AChA aneurysm arising from a distal intraventricular branch with an associated microarteriovenous malformation (microAVM). Following a multidisciplinary assessment, the patient underwent surgical clipping. An ipsilateral transcortical transparietal approach was utilized. Early postoperative deficits were not found, and good clinical and radiological outcomes were assessed at long-term follow-up. Postoperative cerebral angiography showed complete exclusion and resection of both aneurysm and AVM. Surgery for intracranial aneurysms in this location can be challenging; however, good surgical and neurological outcomes can be achieved. The present work highlights the value of multidisciplinary assessment in the decision-making process in complex pediatric neurovascular pathology, especially when facing rare cases like this one, which represents the youngest case of a ruptured distal AChA aneurysm reported in the literature.

Volume

37

Issue

5

First Page

1791

Last Page

1796

ISSN

1433-0350

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

32930884

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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