J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2022; 83(01): 099-103
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1720997
Case Report

Dissecting Aneurysm of the L1 Radiculomedullary Artery Associated with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Report

Emanuela Crobeddu
1   Department of Neuroscience/Neurosurgery, University of Turin, Novara, Italy
,
2   Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Santa Corona Pietra Ligure, Pietra Ligure, Italy
,
Francesco Zenga
3   Department of Neurosurgery, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
,
Christian Cossandi
4   Department of Neurosurgery, AOU Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy
,
Diego Garbossa
5   Department of Neuroscience/Neurosurgery, University of Turin, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
,
Michele Lanotte
5   Department of Neuroscience/Neurosurgery, University of Turin, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Background Both spinal artery aneurysm and spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage represent a very rare event.

Methods We report a case of a ruptured dissecting aneurysm of the right L1 radiculomedullary artery associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage and severe motor weakness.

Results An urgent decompressive hemilaminectomy was performed due to worsening in motor deficit. A subsequent spinal angiography showed a dissection of radiculomedullary artery of L1 on the right side, treated conservatively.

Conclusion Nowadays, therapeutic strategies for this aneurysm remain controversial. Conservative strategy can represent a valid alternative.



Publication History

Received: 18 February 2020

Accepted: 22 April 2020

Article published online:
04 February 2021

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