Mycotic aneurysms of the intracavernous carotid artery: A case report and review of the literature

Robert W. Hurst, I. S. Choi, Mark Persky, Mark Kupersmith

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Abstract

A case of mycotic aneurysm of the intracavernous carotid artery is reported and the literature is reviewed on this uncommon entity. Nineteen cases have been reported, most often occurring in the clinical setting of meningitis. Management recommendations include angiographic confirmation of aneurysm and follow-up with magnetic resonance imaging during antibiotic therapy. Evidence of aneurysm enlargement is an indication for endovascular trapping of the aneurysm or carotid occlusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Cavernous carotid
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Mycotic

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