Thrombosed basilar apex aneurysm presenting as a third ventricular mass and hydrocephalus.

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Journal Article (Review)

Aneurysms presenting as third ventricular masses are uncommon; most are giant aneurysms arising from the basilar apex. We present a case of a thrombosed basilar apex aneurysm presenting as a third ventricular mass and hydrocephalus in a 55-year-old man. The case is unique in the literature as the aneurysm was completely thrombosed and angiographically occult. The lesion was explored to verify the diagnosis and a third ventriculostomy resolved the patient's symptoms. Completely thrombosed aneurysms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of symptomatic third ventricular masses, even when angiographic studies are negative. The literature on aneurysms presenting as third ventricular masses is reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, JK; Gottfried, ON; Couldwell, WT

Published Date

  • April 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 413 - 416

PubMed ID

  • 15662571

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15662571

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-6268

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00701-004-0452-8

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • Austria