Turkish Neurosurgery 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 1
Endovascular Treatment of Primary Infectious Aneurysm in Childhood: A Case Report
Feyzi Birol SARICA1, Bülent ERDOĞAN2, Kadir TUFAN3, Melih ÇEKİNMEZ4, Osman KIZILKILIÇ5, Orhan ŞEN6, Mehmet Nur ALTINÖRS7
1,2,3,4,6,7Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department, Adana, Turkey
5Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Radiology Department, Adana, Turkey
Infectious aneurysms constitute 4% of all intracranial aneurysms. The microorganisms responsible are most commonly streptococcus viridans, staphylococcus aureus and combined bacterial infections. Nonetheless, cases with no reproduction in their cultures are rather frequent. A 6-year-old patient admitted with complaints of sudden headache, nausea, vomiting and high temperature. Intracerebral hematoma and saccular aneurysm located at the distal posterior cerebral artery were diagnosed as a result of the laboratory investigations and neuroradiological examinations. Infectious aneurysm was considered due to the clinical findings, morphology and location of the aneurysm. Although the causative microorganism was detected in blood culture, no focus could be detected. The aneurysm was hindered by endovascular intervention. In this manuscript, we discuss the infrequently seen childhood infectious aneurysm in the light of the pertinent literature. Keywords : Childhood, Endovascular treatment, Infectious aneurysm
Corresponding author : Feyzi Birol Sarıca, saricafb@gmail.com