Inflammatory aneurysm and neurocysticercosis: Further evidence for a causal relationship? Case report

Paul P. Huang, Haroon F. Choudhri, George Jallo, Douglas C. Miller

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Two cases of inflammatory aneurysms in patients with neurocysticercosis have been reported previously. Clinical and radiographic studies suggest a causal relationship. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A man with neurocysticercosis presented with an acute subarachnoid hemorrhage from a left middle cerebral artery aneurysm. INTERVENTION: The patient underwent a craniotomy and clipping of his aneurysm. Diffuse inflammatory changes and multiple cysticercal cysts were found throughout the left sylvian fissure. CONCLUSION: The patient had an uneventful recovery. Angiography suggested an inflammatory rather than a congenital aneurysm. Although rare, neurocysticercosis may induce aneurysm formation in the appropriate setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Cysticercosis
  • Infection
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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