Segmental unfused basilar artery with kissing aneurysms: report of three cases and literature review
Authors: Krings, T.; Baccin, C. E.; Alvarez, H.; Ozanne, A.; Stracke, P.; Lasjaunias, P. L.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica, Volume 149, Number 6, June 2007 , pp. 567-574(8)
Abstract:Basilar artery “fenestration” is the result of a failed fusion of the bilateral longitudinal neural arteries and can be associated with a saccular aneurysm, which typically arises at the proximal juncture of the unfused segment. “Kissing” aneurysms at this site, i.e. two aneurysms arising from the proximal junction of the unfused segment of the basilar artery pointing anteriorly and posteriorly are reported to be exceedingly rare. We present three patients with this rare condition, all of them being treated by endovascular techniques.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2007