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Multiple cerebral aneurysms associated with Takayasu arteritis successfully treated with coil embolization.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiation medicine
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
1
Pages
33–38
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11604-007-0184-9
PMID: 18236132
Source
Medline

Abstract

The cerebrovascular complications of Takayasu arteritis are primarily related to the presence of occlusive lesions. Cerebral aneurysms rarely occur as complications; only 18 cases have been reported thus far. The use of coil embolization to treat cerebral aneurysms occurring as a complication of Takayasu arteritis has not been previously reported. We report a case of Takayasu arteritis with a basilar tip aneurysm and a P1 segment aneurysm of the left posterior cerebral artery that were successfully treated with coil embolization. Because coil embolization for cerebral aneurysms associated with Takayasu arteritis requires the use of limited access routes that have extremely curved and tortuous courses, catheter navigation was difficult. The guide catheter, microcatheter, and guidewire must be selected and navigated with greater care than is usually required for common aneurysm embolization.

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