[Traumatic intracranial aneurysms after removal of tuberculum sellae meningioma: case report]

No Shinkei Geka. 1992 Sep;20(9):973-7.
[Article in Japanese]


Two cases of traumatic aneurysms (TA) of the internal carotid artery (IC) due to removal of tuberculum sellae meningioma (TSM) are presented, and ideal treatment of those aneurysms is discussed. The tumor, compressing the IC laterally, was removed out without arterial injury in case 1. Though the patient's postoperative course was uneventful, frontal and intraventricular hemorrhage developed 2 months after the operation, and an IC dorsal aneurysm was detected. Preoperative angiograms showed no aneurysm, so it was considered to be a traumatic aneurysm due to the surgical procedure. The aneurysm was clipped at once, but postoperative angiograms showed recurrence of the aneurysm. IC balloon occlusion was carried out as the Matas test was negative. In case 2, a small tear in the IC was inadvertently made during recurrent TSM removal, which was wrapped with muscle using fibrin glue. 2 weeks after the operation, frontal hemorrhage developed. Angiograms revealed a small aneurysm of the IC, which was considered to be a traumatic aneurysm. IC balloon occlusion was performed as the Matas test was negative. These 2 patients have had no episodes of rerupture after the IC balloon occlusion. Tumors and main arteries are frequently adhesive, so arteries are easily injured during removal of meningiomas. Muscle wrapping was not enough to prevent TA formation. Neck clipping was not appropriate for treatment of TA, but IC balloon occlusion was an effective and excellent therapy for TA of IC.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carotid Artery Injuries*
  • Catheterization
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Meningioma / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications*