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Rare disease
Intraparenchymal haematoma related to true middle meningeal artery aneurysm: a case report
  1. Cetin Akyol,
  2. Erhan Turkoglu,
  3. Burak Kazancı,
  4. Hakan Seckin,
  5. Hayri Kertmen,
  6. Murad Bavbek
  1. Ministry of Health Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Educational Hospital Neurosurgery Clinic, SB Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Altindag, Ankara, 06110, Turkey
  1. Erhan Turkoglu, drmet122{at}yahoo.com

Summary

Non-traumatic middle meningeal artery aneurysm and rupture resulting in intracranial haemorrhage is rare. In the present case, a 73-year-old man was admitted to hospital with a history of a minor head trauma. A CT scan of the head revealed a 2×2 cm intraparenchymal haematoma without significant mass effect in the left temporal lobe. The cerebral angiogram revealed a middle meningeal artery aneurysm. Intracerebral haematoma due to extracranial aneurysm is extremely rare, but should be considered when the history is suspicious and cranial CT is non-contributory.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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