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Intracranial Aneurysms

Intracranial Aneurysms Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Keren et al (Archives 37:392-393, 1980) described the case of a 7-month-old child with a peripherally located intracranial aneurysm that had ruptured. This report is important, for it emphasizes that intracranial aneurysms do occur in childhood and that they often appear as a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).1Cerebral artery aneurysms are rare in the pediatric age group, accounting for approximately 1.3% of the aneurysms of all groups.1 When they do occur, they often appear as an SAH, but up to 28% will appear because of a mass effect from the aneurysm.2 Intracranial aneurysms in childhood tend to occur at sites different from those in adulthood. In early childhood (0 to 2 years), aneurysms tend to arise from the middle cerebral artery (MCA) or from the vertebrobasilar system; in the review of Orozco et al,3 40% of the aneurysms in early childhood References 1. Vincent FM, Zimmerman JE: Superior cerebellar artery aneurysm presenting as an oculomotor nerve palsy in a child . Neurosurgery , to be published. 2. Amacher AL, in discussion, Vincent FM, Zimmerman JE: Superior cerebellar aneurysm presenting as an oculomotor nerve palsy in a child . Neurosurgery , to be published. 3. Orozco M, Trigueros F, Quintana F, et al: Intracranial aneurysms in early childhood . Surg Neurol 9:247-252, 1978. 4. Almeida GM, Pindaro J, Plese P, et al: Intracranial arterial aneurysms in infancy and childhood . Childs Brain 3:193-199, 1977. 5. Amacher AL, Drake CG: Cerebral artery aneurysms in infancy, childhood, and adolescence . Childs Brain 1:72-80, 1975. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Intracranial Aneurysms

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Keren et al (Archives 37:392-393, 1980) described the case of a 7-month-old child with a peripherally located intracranial aneurysm that had ruptured. This report is important, for it emphasizes that intracranial aneurysms do occur in childhood and that they often appear as a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).1Cerebral artery aneurysms are rare in the pediatric age group, accounting for approximately 1.3% of the aneurysms of all groups.1 When they do...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1980.00500580098026
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— The article by Keren et al (Archives 37:392-393, 1980) described the case of a 7-month-old child with a peripherally located intracranial aneurysm that had ruptured. This report is important, for it emphasizes that intracranial aneurysms do occur in childhood and that they often appear as a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).1Cerebral artery aneurysms are rare in the pediatric age group, accounting for approximately 1.3% of the aneurysms of all groups.1 When they do occur, they often appear as an SAH, but up to 28% will appear because of a mass effect from the aneurysm.2 Intracranial aneurysms in childhood tend to occur at sites different from those in adulthood. In early childhood (0 to 2 years), aneurysms tend to arise from the middle cerebral artery (MCA) or from the vertebrobasilar system; in the review of Orozco et al,3 40% of the aneurysms in early childhood References 1. Vincent FM, Zimmerman JE: Superior cerebellar artery aneurysm presenting as an oculomotor nerve palsy in a child . Neurosurgery , to be published. 2. Amacher AL, in discussion, Vincent FM, Zimmerman JE: Superior cerebellar aneurysm presenting as an oculomotor nerve palsy in a child . Neurosurgery , to be published. 3. Orozco M, Trigueros F, Quintana F, et al: Intracranial aneurysms in early childhood . Surg Neurol 9:247-252, 1978. 4. Almeida GM, Pindaro J, Plese P, et al: Intracranial arterial aneurysms in infancy and childhood . Childs Brain 3:193-199, 1977. 5. Amacher AL, Drake CG: Cerebral artery aneurysms in infancy, childhood, and adolescence . Childs Brain 1:72-80, 1975.

Journal

Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1980

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