Intracranial aneurysm in childhood and interrupted aortic arch

BÖRCEK A. Ö., Egemen E., Gungor G., Baykaner M. K.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.29, no.1, pp.11-15, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-012-1959-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-15
  • Keywords: Pediatric intracranial aneurysm, Aortic interruption, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Headache, EXPERIENCE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Intracranial aneurysms are very rare in children. Headache and nausea/vomiting are the most prominent clinical findings. The only effective treatment is obliteration of aneurysm by surgical or endovascular techniques. Interrupted aortic arch is also a rare, congenital cardiovascular malformation characterized by the lack of continuity between the ascending and descending thoracic aorta. Aortic interruption is an uncommon cause of intracranial aneurysm. The course of disease is lethal unless effective collateral flow develops. Long-term survival may be possible with surgical repair.