Spontaneous thrombosis of posterior cerebral artery aneurysm with angiographic reappearance. Case report

J. L.D. Atkinson, J. I. Lane, H. J. Colbassani, D. M.E. Llewellyn

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The case is presented of a 23-year-old man suffering ischemic brain infarction from spontaneous thrombosis of a left posterior cerebral artery P1-P2 junction aneurysm. Vasospasm and/or partial parent vessel occlusion were documented by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and angiography. Repeat cerebral angiography and MR imaging 3 months later revealed patency of the posterior cerebral artery and luminal filling of a 1-cm fusiform aneurysm, which was successfully trapped at surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-437
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993



  • aneurysm recurrence
  • cerebral angiography
  • thrombosed aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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