Giant fusiform aneurysm of the middle cerebral artery: successful Hunterian ligation without distal bypass

Br J Neurosurg. 1998 Dec;12(6):572-5. doi: 10.1080/02688699844466.


Giant fusiform aneurysm is a rare vascular lesion which presents difficult management issues. We describe one such aneurysm in a middle cerebral artery branch (M2) that presented with subarachnoid haemorrhage and was managed operatively. Clinical, radiological and pathological presentations, as well as the different treatment options for this type of aneurysm are discussed based on a literature review. A satisfactory results in an M2 giant fusiform aneurysm can be achieved with Hunterian ligation of the parent vessel even when a distal EC-IC bypass is not possible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Ligation / methods
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures