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Italian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2020 December;9(3):152-4

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-1285.20.00053-1

Copyright © 2020 THE AUTHORS

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license

language: English

Large superior cerebellar artery aneurism presenting with cerebral infarction

Filippo MANELLI 1 , Maria C. MICHELINI 1, Maria S. COTELLI 2, Giovanni LODOLI 3, Patrizia LAVEZZI 4, Marinella TURLA 2

1 Emergency Unit, ASST Valcamonica, Esine, Brescia, Italy; 2 Unit of Neurology, ASST Valcamonica, Esine, Brescia, Italy; 3 Unit of Neuroradiology, ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy; 4 Unit of Radiology, ASST Valcamonica, Esine, Brescia, Italy



Aneurysms involving the peripheral portion of the superior cerebellar artery (SCA) are rare and usually present with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or, less commonly, fourth nerve dysfunction. We reported the case of a 81-year-old Caucasian woman evaluated at our Emergency Department due to acute cerebellar symptoms, with ischemic stroke involving lamina quadrigemina and quadrangular lobule of the ipsilateral cerebellar hemisphere due to partial thrombosis of distal superior cerebellar artery aneurism, diagnosed with brain magnetic resonance. The patient was surgically treated with complete resolution of neurological signs. Even if presentation with stroke is rare (only few case reports are reported in literature), peripheral SCA aneurysms presenting with ischemia should be recognized to prevent SAH from an undiagnosed lesion.


KEY WORDS: Aneurysm; Intracranial aneurysm; Stroke

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