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Basilar artery pseudoaneurysm presenting at 5-month follow-up after traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation in a 7-year-old girl treated with intracranial stent placement and coiling
  1. Julius Griauzde1,
  2. Joseph J Gemmete2,
  3. Neeraj Chaudhary3,
  4. Aditya S Pandey4,
  5. Hugh J Garton4
  1. 1Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  3. 3Department of Radiology and Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  4. 4Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph J Gemmete, gemmete{at}med.umich.edu

Abstract

Atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a grave injury that is rarely survivable. Patients who do survive often have long-term sequelae resulting from the intracranial damage sustained during the traumatic event. The high impact needed to cause AOD is translated to the intracranial vessels, which can lead to vascular injury. Pseudoaneurysm is one of the possible outcomes of damage to the vessel wall. We present a case of basilar artery pseudoaneurysm diagnosed 5 months after a traumatic AOD who was treated with intracranial stent placement and coiling.

  • Aneurysm
  • Trauma
  • Stent
  • Pediatrics
  • Coil

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