Association of a Dolichoectatic Middle Cerebral Artery and an Intracranial Cavernous Hemangioma —Case Report—

Yukihide KANEMOTO, Manabu HISANAGA, Hironobu BESSHO
1998 Neurologia medico-chirurgica  
A normotensive, non-smoking 41-year-old female with a history of generalized seizures from the age of 4 years presented with a left middle cerebral artery (MCA) fusiform aneurysm and an ipsilateral frontal lobe cavernous hemangioma. Surgical exploration demonstrated that the fusiform aneurysm-like lesion was a dolichoectatic MCA with no arteriosclerotic change. The pathogenesis of dolichoectasia is ob scure, but the association of a dolichoectatic MCA and an intracranial cavernous hemangioma is sug gestive of congenital factors.
doi:10.2176/nmc.38.40 pmid:9540332 fatcat:koer3rj6cncafgq524knuorgjm