Ruptured traumatic vertebral artery pseudoaneurysm in a child treated with trapping and posterior inferior cerebellar artery reimplantation: Case report and review of the literature

Brian A. O'Shaughnessy, Christopher C. Getch, Robin M. Bowman, H. Hunt Batjer

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Abstract

The authors present the case report of a pediatric patient with a ruptured traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the intracranial vertebral artery (VA) from which the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) emerged. After considering multiple therapeutic options, the patient was treated surgically by trapping of the aneurysm segment and direct reimplantation of the PICA distal to the rupture site. In addition to presenting this unique case, the authors discuss the treatment of VA pseudoaneurysms and the various techniques for PICA revascularization. A review of the literature on PICA reimplantation is provided as an adjunct in the treatment of complex VA aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume102 PEDIATRICS
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Bypass
  • Cerebral revascularization
  • Dissecting pseudoaneurysm
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery
  • Trapping
  • Vertebral artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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