Spontaneous healing of basilar artery dissection: MR findings

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Mar-Apr 1994;18(2):292-4. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199403000-00024.

Abstract

We report a case of a dissecting basilar artery aneurysm, which presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage in a 34-year-old woman. Although the natural history has been described as severe with mortality approaching 80%, this patient did well and spontaneous healing was demonstrated on MR and angiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis*
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / physiopathology
  • Angiography
  • Basilar Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Basilar Artery / pathology*
  • Basilar Artery / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / physiopathology
  • Wound Healing