Brief report: Large fusiform aneurysm of a ircumflex branch of the posterior cerebral artery

Vural Hamzaoglu, Hakan Ozalp, Mevci Ozdemir, Aclan Dogan

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We report on a large fusiform aneurysm in a 20-year-old male with a history of cerebral palsy. Aneurysm location relative to four anatomical posterior cerebral artery segments dictates which approach should be used for treatment: pterional transsylvian, subtemporal, or parietooccipital interhemispheric transtentorial approach. A right temporal craniotomy via a subtemporal approach was performed and used to expose the right P1 and P2 segments of the posterior cerebral artery and the posterior communicating artery. Due to significant collateral circulation between the circumflex posterior cerebral artery and superior cerebellar artery branches, trapping of a fusiform aneurysm can be safely achieved without significant deficit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1025-1028
Number of pages4
JournalTurkish Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Aneurysm
  • Fusiform
  • Posterior cerebral artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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