An unusual case of spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage a ruptured aneurysm of a basilar perforator artery

Calan S. Mathieson, Philip Barlow, Sarah Jenkins, Zoltan Hanzely

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A 51-year-old gentleman with no significant past medical history presented with a WFNS grade 1 subarachnoid haemorrhage. Initial angiographic investigations revealed no cause, but repeat tests showed a small basilar perforator aneurysm. Following a failed attempt at endovascular treatment, a craniotomy and excision of the aneurysm was performed. Post-operatively the patient made a good recovery. This case highlights the importance of delayed repeat catheter angiography in selected patients with suspicious initial CT head results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010



  • Basilar artery
  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Perforating artery
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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