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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-44

A giant anterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm in the guise of a cerebellopontine angle tumour: A case report and review of literature

1 National Neurosciences Mission, Adarsha Super-specialty Hospital, Manipal-Udupi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Velammal Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sumeet Narang
National Neurosciences Mission, Adarsha Super-specialty Hospital, Manipal-Udupi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcvs.jcvs_3_20

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Giant intracranial aneurysms, and aneurysms in the posterior circulation of the brain, are each rare entity when considered separately. It is more uncommon to find both coexisting. Aneurysms usually present when they rupture and haemorrhage, and for one to present with non-haemorrhagic symptoms, is rarer. The authors present an unusual case of a giant aneurysm of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery masquerading as a cerebellopontine angle tumour with cerebellar signs. The patient was treated with a retromastoid suboccipital craniectomy and microsurgical clipping and excision, with excellent results. A PubMed search of existing literature was carried out and reviewed and has been discussed.

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