Dissecting aneurysm of the vertebral artery

Surg Neurol. 1978 Oct;10(4):237-9.


A patient presented with a subarachnoid hemorrhage associated with a vitreous hemorrhage. Angiography was first interpreted as revealed a saccular aneurysm at the junction of the vertebral and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries. At operation it was evident that the aneurysm was a dissecting one of the vertebral artery. The proximal portion of the intracranial vertebral artery was clipped. The patient survived without any attributable neurological deficit. A review of the relevant literature is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Dissection / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Dissection / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Vertebral Artery / surgery*