Intracranial aneurysms of childhood

Childs Brain. 1980;6(6):295-302. doi: 10.1159/000119917.


15 cases of cerebral aneurysms in children between 8 and 15 years of age, all operated upon in a 20-year span (1956--1976), are reported. 7 of them were the carriers of large aneurysms (3 'giant'). Surgical mortality was limited to 2 patients with aneurysms of the middle cerebral artery and large intracerebral hematomas. All other patients are in satisfactory conditions, with a follow-up ranging from 2 to 22 years. A direct approach to the aneurysm was used in all but 3 cases. Certain features of cerebral aneurysms in children are discussed pertinently to this series.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / pathology
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male