Dissecting aneurysm of basilar artery presenting with recurrent subarachnoid hemorrhage

Neurosurg Rev. 1999 Oct;22(2-3):155-8. doi: 10.1007/s101430050054.


Spontaneous basilar dissecting aneurysms secondary to subarachnoid hemorrhage are rare, usually presenting with ischemia rather than a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A 63-year-old man who had SAH repeatedly from a ruptured basilar dissecting aneurysm was treated with endovascular occlusion of the unilateral vertebral artery. Postoperative angiograms 1 month after the procedure showed complete obliteration of the aneurysm. The clinical follow-up at 20 months showed no evidence of recurrent hemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / therapy*
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / therapy*
  • Basilar Artery* / pathology
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / therapy*