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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2010 September;54(3):105-7

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Intracranial aneurysm formation in siblings with pseudoxanthoma elasticum: case report

Defillo A., Nussbaum E. S.

National Brain Aneurysm Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Twin Cities, MA, USA


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Although intracranial aneurysms have been associated with many hereditary collagen disorders, the incidence of brain aneurysms in pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) appears to be exceedingly low and uncertain. We describing a rare case of a sisters with PXE who both developed intracranial aneurysms. This report supports the previously questioned hypothetical association between PXE and intracranial aneurysms.

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