Rapid growth of residual aneurysmal neck during pregnancy. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1991 Nov;75(5):780-2. doi: 10.3171/jns.1991.75.5.0780.


The pregnant state has an apparently stimulatory effect on the tendency for aneurysms to grow. A patient is reported whose symptomatic aneurysm was clipped during pregnancy. The small amount of residual aneurysm underwent remarkable continued growth during the last trimester of the pregnancy. The implications for management of such cases are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm* / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm* / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / diagnostic imaging
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation