Romantic Name for a Deadly Condition: Kissing Aneurysms of the Pericallosal Artery – A Case Report

  • Przemyslaw M. Waszak, Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland
  • Agnieszka Paturej Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
  • Janusz Springer Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
  • Katarzyna Baranowska Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
  • Barbara Brzeska Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
  • Katarzyna Aleksandrowicz Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
  • Tomasz Szmuda Medical University of Gdansk, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
  • Hanna Garnier Medical University of Gdansk, Neurosurgery Department, Poland.
Keywords: Intracranial Aneurysm, Anterior Cerebral Artery, Microsurgery, Angiography, Kissing aneurysms

Abstract

Background: Kissing aneurysms are two independent but adjacent aneurysms protruding from two contralateral arterial locations. This report describes a successfully treated case of kissing aneurysms at the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Gdansk. Case: A 45-year-old asymptomatic woman was diagnosed with unruptured bilateral aneurysms located in the pericallosal-callosomarginal division. Her medical history included a previous intracranial aneurysm and arterial hypertension. The patient underwent a successful treatment by surgical clipping and was discharged in good condition; neither disability nor neurologic deficit was noticed upon discharge. Surgical wound healing was complicated by an infection and resulted in a reoperation for the patient. Conclusion: The etiology of kissing aneurysms is still unknown and the best treatment method stills remains unclear. Thus, every case has to be carefully and individually assessed by an interdisciplinaryteam. As a result, patient transfer to an experienced neurosurgical center could be beneficial.

Author Biography

Przemyslaw M. Waszak,, Medical University of Gdansk, Students' Scientific Association, Neurosurgery Department, Poland

Przemyslaw M. Waszak is currently a 6th (final year) year medical student of the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. He is also the founder and editor of the first Polish scientific handbook for medical students entitled “Idea – Research – Publication

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Published
2015-03-19
How to Cite
M. Waszak, P., Paturej, A., Springer, J., Baranowska, K., Brzeska, B., Aleksandrowicz, K., Szmuda, T., & Garnier, H. (2015). Romantic Name for a Deadly Condition: Kissing Aneurysms of the Pericallosal Artery – A Case Report. International Journal of Medical Students, 3(2), 107-111. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2015.126
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Case Report