Ruptured cerebral pseudoaneurysm in an adolescent as an early onset of COVID-19 infection: case report

Dragan Savić, Tarik M Alsheikh, Ahmad Kh Alhaj, Lazar Lazovic, Lamya Alsarraf, Petar Bosnjakovic, Waleed Yousef
Acta Neurochirurgica 2020 July 27
The clinical manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are non-specific and multi-inflammatory. They vary from mild to severe manifestations that can be life-threatening. The association of SARS-CoV-2 infection and pseudoaneurysm formation or rupture of an already existing aneurysm is still unexplored. Several mechanisms may be involved, including the direct destruction to the artery by the viral infection or through the release of the inflammatory cytokines. We are presenting a case of a 13-year-old girl with a ruptured cerebral pseudoaneurysm of the left middle cerebral artery (M2 segment) with severe intracerebral hemorrhage as the earliest manifestation of COVID-19 infection.

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