Multiple intracranial aneurysms in identical twins

St M. Weil, Alessandro Olivi, A. L. Greiner, W. D. Tobler

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Abstract

Familial intracranial aneurysms are well documented, with the highest association occurring among siblings. Five pairs of identical twins with subarachnoid hemorrhage have been previously reported. We present the sixth set of identical twins with multiple aneurysms. These cases represent the first report in the literature of multiple mirror aneurysms in identical twins. One twin presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Her sister, who was asymptomatic, had elective angiography which demonstrated multiple aneurysms in locations identical to her sister's aneurysms. In families in which a twin presents with subarachnoid hemorrhage, it is appropriate to recommend angiography to the asymptomatic twin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume95
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Monozygotic Twins
Intracranial Aneurysm
Aneurysm
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Siblings
Angiography

Keywords

  • Familial aneurysms
  • Identical twins
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Weil, S. M., Olivi, A., Greiner, A. L., & Tobler, W. D. (1988). Multiple intracranial aneurysms in identical twins. Acta Neurochirurgica, 95(3-4), 121-125. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01790772

Multiple intracranial aneurysms in identical twins. / Weil, St M.; Olivi, Alessandro; Greiner, A. L.; Tobler, W. D.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 95, No. 3-4, 09.1988, p. 121-125.

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Weil, SM, Olivi, A, Greiner, AL & Tobler, WD 1988, 'Multiple intracranial aneurysms in identical twins', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 95, no. 3-4, pp. 121-125. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01790772
Weil SM, Olivi A, Greiner AL, Tobler WD. Multiple intracranial aneurysms in identical twins. Acta Neurochirurgica. 1988 Sep;95(3-4):121-125. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01790772
Weil, St M. ; Olivi, Alessandro ; Greiner, A. L. ; Tobler, W. D. / Multiple intracranial aneurysms in identical twins. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 1988 ; Vol. 95, No. 3-4. pp. 121-125.
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