Spontaneous thrombosis of a giant intracranial aneurysm and ipsilateral internal carotid artery. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1982 Feb;56(2):287-9. doi: 10.3171/jns.1982.56.2.0287.


Computerized tomography revealed a thrombosed giant intracavernous carotid aneurysm in a man who presented with ophthalmoplegia and headache. Angiography confirmed complete aneurysmal thrombosis and also revealed complete occlusion of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery. Aneurysmotomy and thrombectomy produced substantial reduction in mass effect, with symptomatic improvement. The spontaneous thrombosis of giant intracranial aneurysms is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis / surgery
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / pathology*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
  • Male
  • Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Thrombosis / surgery