Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to isolated spinal artery aneurysm in four patients.


Journal Article

Spinal artery aneurysms are usually found with arteriovenous malformations or other entities that increase hemodynamic stress. Isolated spinal artery aneurysms are rare. Four patients who presented with the acute onset of lower back pain underwent MR imaging, which revealed spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage. In all patients, work-up yielded a diagnosis of isolated spinal aneurysm, and operative treatment was successful. In the appropriate clinical setting, spinal aneurysm should be considered as a possible cause of spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massand, MG; Wallace, RC; Gonzalez, LF; Zabramski, JM; Spetzler, RF

Published Date

  • October 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2415 - 2419

PubMed ID

  • 16219857

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16219857

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States