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Giant Serpentine Aneurysm Treated with Double EC-IC Bypass with Thrombectomy and Excision of Aneurysm: A Case Review and Technical Note

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Objective and Importance: The authors report a case of a symptomatic giant serpentine MCA aneurysm treated with double STA-MCA bypass with thrombectomy and excision of aneurysm. This is the first reported case of a double bypass with concomitant thrombectomy and excision of aneurysmal segment. Clinical Presentation/Methods: We report the case of a 27-year-old Hispanic male with severe acute decline in mental status with a giant serpentine MCA aneurysm with significant mass effect and midline shift trapping the lateral ventricular system. Intervention/Results: Patient presented initially to an outside hospital for altered mental status and confusion. Patient was diagnosed with a giant serpiginous aneurysm and hydrocephalus. A left ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed at the outside hospital and patient was transferred to University of New Mexico. At this time, his mental status declined rather abruptly. He was treated with a double STA-MCA bypass procedure with aneurysm resection.


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P. Kaloostian, H. Chen and H. Yonas, "Giant Serpentine Aneurysm Treated with Double EC-IC Bypass with Thrombectomy and Excision of Aneurysm: A Case Review and Technical Note," Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 29-32. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2013.33006.

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