Giant fusiform aneurysm of the vertebro-basilar artery presenting with stroke

Neurosurg Rev. 1995;18(2):135-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00417671.


The authors describe a case of giant fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery presenting with ischemic symptoms. Angiography and CT revealed vertebro-basilar fusiform aneurysmal dilatation. Fusiform vertebro-basilar aneurysm is associated with various complications particularly brain stem infarction. Similar lesions in the literature are reviewed and the relationship between this clinical entity and cerebral ischemia, particularly brain-stem infarction are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Basilar Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Stem / blood supply
  • Cerebellum / blood supply
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency / diagnostic imaging*