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Successful embolisation of an intracranial meningioma via a right-sided aortic arch
  1. Deep Das1,2,
  2. Rudrajit Kanjilal3,4,
  3. Soumitro Bhattacharya5
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India
  2. 2 Department of Neurology, Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata, India
  3. 3 Department of Neurosurgery, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India
  4. 4 Department of Neurosurgery, Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata, India
  5. 5 Department of Radiology, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Deep Das, deepdas1974{at}


Right aortic arch is an unusual arch variation. Supra-aortic neurointervention in such cases has been sparingly reported. This case highlights the unusual association of a left hemispheric convexity meningioma with a right aortic arch which was successfully navigated. Particle embolisation of the meningioma produced good results followed by complete surgical excision and gratifying overall final outcome in this challenging scenario.

  • interventional radiology
  • neurosurgery
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  • Contributors DD: the corresponding author, an interventional neurologist, has performed the embolisation procedure and has written the case report and collected data. RK has performed neurosurgical removal of the meningioma. SB is a radiologist who has been involved in performing diagnostic radiology for this patient.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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