Neoplastic cerebral aneurysm from lung cancer. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1984 Mar;60(3):640-3. doi: 10.3171/jns.1984.60.3.0640.


A 56-year-old man with lung cancer developed a massive intracerebral hematoma resulting from rupture of a small neoplastic aneurysm in a cortical branch of the left posterior temporal artery. Histologically, undifferentiated squamous cells formed an embolus in the aneurysm and destroyed the aneurysm wall. No tumor mass was evident around the aneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / secondary*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged