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Endovascular management of distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: Report of two cases and review of the literature

Alejandro Santillan, Y Pierre Gobin, Athos Patsalides, Howard A Riina, Axel Rosengart, Philip E Stieg
Surgical Neurology International 2011, 2: 95
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BACKGROUND: Aneurysms of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA), especially those located in the distal portion of the AICA, are rare. There are few reported cases treated with surgery or endovascular embolization.

CASE DESCRIPTION: We report two cases of fusiform distal AICA aneurysms presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Parent artery occlusion with coils and n-butyl cyanoacrilate (n-BCA) resulted in complete aneurysm occlusion and prevented rebleeding. Both patients presented postprocedure neurological deficits, but have made a good recovery at 4 and 10 months, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Occlusion of the parent artery for the treatment of ruptured fusiform distal AICA aneurysms is effective but has significant neurological risks.

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