Infantile intracranial aneurysm of the superior cerebellar artery

Molly Ann Del Santo, Steve Mario Cordina

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Abstract

Intracranial aneurysms in the pediatric population are rare. We report a case of a 3-month-old infant who presented with inconsolable crying, vomiting, and sunset eye sign. CT revealed a subarachnoid hemorrhage, with CT angiogram revealing a superior cerebellar artery aneurysm. An external ventricular drain was placed for acute management of hydrocephalus, with definitive treatment by endovascular technique with a total of six microcoils to embolize the aneurysm. Serial transcranial Dopplers revealed no subsequent vasospasm. Although aneurysms in the pediatric population are rare, once the diagnosis is established, early treatment results in better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012175
JournalBMJ case reports
Volume2016
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 29 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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