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NBCA embolization of a ruptured intraventricular distal anterior choroidal artery aneurysm in a patient with moyamoya disease
  1. Armen Choulakian,
  2. Doniel Drazin,
  3. Michael J Alexander
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Michael J Alexander, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8631 W. Third St., Suite 800E, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA; michael.alexander{at}


Occasionally an aneurysm is the cause of hemorrhage in patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). We present a case of a ruptured intraventricular distal anterior choroidal artery (AChA) aneurysm treated with n-butyl cyanoacrylic acid (nBCA) (Trufill nBCA Liquid Embolic, Codman Neurovascular, Raynham, Massachusetts, USA) embolization in a patient with MMD. There were no procedural complications and at 6 month follow-up she remained neurologically normal. Six month follow-up cerebral angiography showed no residual aneurysm. The endovascular route is an attractive option for many aneurysms associated with MMD as the lesions can be treated without disturbing the moyamoya collaterals. nBCA, delivered through a flow-guided microcatheter, is a good embolic agent choice when the lesion is distal on a small vessel and when distal parent artery occlusion can be tolerated. Intraventricular AChA aneurysms are well suited for this treatment strategy.

  • Aneurysm
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  • Competing interests MJA is a consultant and device proctor for Codman Neurovascular. AC is the recipient of a Cordis Endovascular Fellowship training grant. No funds were received for the production of this manuscript.

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