True fungal mycotic aneurysm of the basilar artery: A clinical and surgical dilemma

Joe C. Watson, John S. Myseros, M. Ross Bullock

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Abstract

Mycotic aneurysms of the intracranial circulation of true fungal etiology are extremely rare and are associated with a very high mortality. We report a case of a fatal aneurysm of the basilar artery secondary to Scedosporium apiospermum infection. The medical and surgical treatments are presented to demonstrate the difficulties associated with these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Mycotic aneuryam
  • Pseudallescheria boydii
  • Scedosporium apiospermum
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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