Traumatic aneurysm: A complication of stereotactic brain biopsy: Case report

K. Sahrakar, James E Boggan, M. S. Salamat, W. A. Friedman, P. J. Kelly

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

ANEURYSMS INVOLVING CEREBRAL cortical vessels are distinctly unusual. An aneurysm of a frontal cortical artery was discovered when a craniotomy was performed to excise a well-differentiated astrocytoma in a 3-year-old child. The aneurysm was located at the site where a computed tomography-guided stereotactic biopsy of the tumor had been performed. Although significant complications of stereotactic procedures are rare, they are most often related to vascular injuries and can be devastating to affected patients. The complications of stereotactic procedures are reviewed, and suggestions to minimize the development of these unusual events are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-846
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume36
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Childhood brain tumors
  • Operative complication
  • Stereotactic brain biopsy
  • Traumatic aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Traumatic aneurysm: A complication of stereotactic brain biopsy: Case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Sahrakar, K., Boggan, J. E., Salamat, M. S., Friedman, W. A., & Kelly, P. J. (1995). Traumatic aneurysm: A complication of stereotactic brain biopsy: Case report. Neurosurgery, 36(4), 842-846.