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Endovascular management of fusiform superior cerebellar artery aneurysms: a series of three cases with review of literature

Anand AlurkarLakshmi Sudha P KaranamSuresh NayakSagar Oak
Department of Neurointervention, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Date of Submission: 03-May-2012, Date of Acceptance: 24-Jun-2012, Date of Web Publication: 28-Jul-2012.
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Anand Alurkar

Chief, Department of Neurointervetion, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune - 411011, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: anandalurkar@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Anand Alurkar

Chief, Department of Neurointervetion, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune - 411011, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: anandalurkar@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.99181 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Distal superior cerebellar artery (SCA) aneurysms are rare. Fusiform aneurysms of SCA are rarer and more challenging to treat. Parent artery occlusion by endovascular coiling is the treatment option for these cases. Presence of good collateral circulation and paucity of perforators from S1 and S2 segments makes this a feasible option. From 2007 to 2010, we treated three patients (two men and one woman between the ages of 42 to 64 years) with distal fusiform SCA aneurysms using endovascular coiling. All the patients presented with symptoms of rupture and were treated in the acute phase. Informed and written high-risk consent was given by all patients prior to the procedure. Successful angiographic and clinical outcome was achieved in all three patients. Endovascular treatment of fusiform SCA aneurysms with coils is a safe and feasible option in the management of this rare entity.
Keywords: Coiling, Fusiform Aneurysm, Superior Cerebellar Artery

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