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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 70–71 | Cite as

Basilar Artery Aneurysm Treated with Coil Embolization Via Persistent Primitive Trigeminal Artery

  • Ichiro Ikushima
  • Syoji Arikawa
  • Yukunori Korogi
  • Hisao Uehara
  • Yasuyuki Komohara
  • Mutsumasa Takahashi
Article

Abstract

A saccular aneurysm of the right basilar-superior cerebellar artery associated with a persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PPTA) was successfully treated by endovascular occlusion with Guglielmi detachable coils. Since both vertebral arteries and the basilar artery proximal to the junction with the PPTA were hypoplastic, a microcatheter was advanced via the PPTA. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing the treatment of the aneurysm through the PPTA.

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Ikushima
    • 1
  • Syoji Arikawa
    • 2
  • Yukunori Korogi
    • 3
  • Hisao Uehara
    • 2
  • Yasuyuki Komohara
    • 1
  • Mutsumasa Takahashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, , Miyakonojo Medical Association Hospital, 5822-3 Oiwada, Miyakonojo, Miyazaki 885-0062, JapanJP
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Miyakonojo Medical Association, Hospital, Miyazaki, JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-0811, JapanJP

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