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Ruptured lenticulostriate artery aneurysm: a report of a case treated with endovascular embolisation
  1. Luca Roccatagliata1,2,
  2. Marco Pileggi3,
  3. Alessandro Cianfoni3,4 and
  4. Jan Gralla4
  1. 1Department of Health Sciences (DISSAL), University of Genoa, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
  2. 2Department of Neuroradiology, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino IRCCS, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
  3. 3Department of Neuroradiology, Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland
  4. 4Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alessandro Cianfoni; alessandro.cianfoni{at}


A 65-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of left-sided weakness, headache and vomiting. A cerebral CT showed an acute intracerebral haemorrhage involving the right caudate nucleus and lentiform nucleus with mild midline shift and intraventricular extension. CT angiography did not reveal aneurysm or other vascular anomaly. Conventional cerebral angiography demonstrated a 3 mm right medial lenticulostriate branch aneurysm, arising from the right anterior cerebral artery (ACA). Endovascular treatment was performed from the left internal carotid via the anterior communicating artery into the right ACA. Complete occlusion was achieved with injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate. The patient had neurological rehabilitation during hospitalisation followed by outpatient physical therapy. Two years later, clinical follow-up demonstrated excellent recovery.

  • interventional radiology
  • neuroimaging

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  • Contributors LR: review of clinical and radiological data, manuscript writing, review of literature, manuscript review and editing. MP: manuscript writing, manuscript review and editing. AC: review of clinical and radiological data, manuscript writing, manuscript review and editing. JG: interpretation and review of radiological data, manuscript writing, manuscript review and editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.