Traumatic aneurysms of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery

J Neurosurg. 1982 Sep;57(3):418-22. doi: 10.3171/jns.1982.57.3.0418.

Abstract

This paper describes two patients with traumatic aneurysms of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery, which occurred after a closed-head injury and without demonstrable basal skull fracture. In the first case, the traumatic origin of the aneurysm was demonstrated by repeat angiograms. The second case documents the formation of a giant, traumatic, true aneurysm of the supraclinoid carotid artery over a period of less than 2 months; there was an associated traumatic partial occlusion of the vessel proximal to the aneurysm. The mechanisms of injury of the supraclinoid carotid artery are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology
  • Brain Injuries / complications*
  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / etiology*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed