Giant serpentine intracranial aneurysm after carotid ligation. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1978 Dec;49(6):903-9. doi: 10.3171/jns.1978.49.6.0903.


A case is reported of a giant aneursym of the intracavernous portion of the left internal carotid artery that was treated initially with a left common carotid artery ligation. Six months later the aneurysm was partially removed. During this time the development and evolution of thrombus formation, a serpentine channel, and a hypervascular capsule was easily followed with recreated computerized tomography and angiography of the aneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carotid Arteries / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Child
  • Constriction
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed