Traumatic dissecting aneurysm at the vertebrobasilar junction in a 3-month-old infant: Evaluation and treatment strategies - Case report

Huan Wang, Darren B. Orbach

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Abstract

Intracranial aneurysms in young infants are extremely rare, with few published reports on the etiology, evaluation, treatment strategies, and follow-up of this condition in this population. The authors report the case of a traumatic dissecting aneurysm at the vertebrobasilar junction (VBJ) in a 3-month-old infant caused by nonaccidental trauma. Therapeutic occlusion of the VBJ was contemplated, but coil embolization of the main aneurysm sac proved feasible, and anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents were initiated. The patient made a full neurological recovery, and follow-up studies demonstrated stable aneurysm occlusion. Management and follow-up strategies for this challenging condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Coil embolization
  • Dissecting aneurysm
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Vertebrobasilar junction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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