Endovascular treatment for intracranial mycotic aneurysms prior to cardiac surgery

Toshimasa Asai, Akihiko Usui, Shigeru Miyachi, Yuichi Ueda

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The management of patients with infective endocarditis complicated by intracranial mycotic aneurysms is controversial. We present the case of a 21-year-old man who suffered from mitral regurgitation with small vegetations due to infective endocarditis. The problem was associated with a ruptured aneurysm on the right anterior cerebral artery and an unruptured aneurysm on the left middle cerebral artery. Endovascular embolization of these aneurysms and subsequent mitral valve repair led to a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)948-950
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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