Acute vasogenic edema induced by thrombosis of a giant intracranial aneurysm: A cause of pseudostroke after therapeutic occlusion of the parent vessel

Dima Hammoud, Philippe Gailloud, Alessandro Olivi, Kieran J. Murphy

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A 16-year-old male adolescent presenting with acute retro-orbital pain underwent emergent internal carotid occlusion for a giant cavernous aneurysm. Three weeks later, the patient complained of headache and right hemiparesis, which suggested an acute stroke. CT and MR imaging revealed vasogenic brain edema without infarct. The symptoms rapidly resolved with steroid therapy. Follow-up CT showed resolution of the edema. The imaging characteristics, clinical implications, and etiology of vasogenic edema occurring after thrombosis of a giant intracranial aneurysm are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1239
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume24
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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Therapeutic Occlusion
Intracranial Aneurysm
Edema
Thrombosis
Brain Edema
Paresis
Aneurysm
Headache
Stroke
Steroids
Pain
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Acute vasogenic edema induced by thrombosis of a giant intracranial aneurysm : A cause of pseudostroke after therapeutic occlusion of the parent vessel. / Hammoud, Dima; Gailloud, Philippe; Olivi, Alessandro; Murphy, Kieran J.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 24, No. 6, 06.2003, p. 1237-1239.

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