Successful use of Gamma Knife surgery in a distal lenticulostriate artery aneurysm intervention

Br J Neurosurg. 2012 Feb;26(1):89-90. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2011.591949. Epub 2011 Jul 18.


We report a case of a 21-year-old woman who underwent radiosurgical treatment of a distal lenticulostriate artery (LSA) aneurysm. Twenty-two months after treatment, repeat angiography demonstrated patency of the parent vessel and complete obliteration of the aneurysm. Our case implies that Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) might serve as an alternative microinvasive technique in the treatment of LSA aneurysms, making this procedure a potential addition to present methods.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Middle Cerebral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Cerebral Artery / surgery*
  • Radiosurgery / instrumentation
  • Radiosurgery / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Young Adult