Endovascular management of a giant petrous internal carotid artery aneurysm in a child. Case report and literature review

Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Jan;35(1):183-186. doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-3941-4. Epub 2018 Aug 9.


Background: Aneurysms of the petrosal segment of the internal carotid artery are rare in children and are usually found secondary to trauma and infection or can have a congenital origin. Management includes endovascular therapy, surgery, and in rare cases observation.

Discussion: Here, we report our experience with a giant petrous internal carotid artery aneurysm in a 16-year-old boy successfully managed endovascularly by parent artery occlusion.

Keywords: Endovascular; Internal carotid artery occlusion; Petrous aneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed