Meningioma encased ruptured paraophthalmic aneurysm: Case report and review of the literature
- W Yang, J. Huang
- Interdiscip Neurosurg
Background: Tuberculum sellae meningioma associated with aneurysm is extremely rare with a limited number of individual cases previously reported. Because of the complicated anatomical structure of the skull base, comorbid disease in the sellae region is a challenging problem and is associated with high mortality in neurosurgery. Case presentation: This case report describes a rare case of comorbid bilateral internal carotid artery aneurysms and tuberculum sellae meningioma. This 58-year-old female presented with headache and nausea. She had lost her light perception in the right eye, and the right optic disc was degenerated. She also had a 5-year history of hypertension. This patient underwent a right pterional craniotomy, and we accomplished to clip the bilateral intracranial aneurysms and concurrently remove the tumor. After the surgery, we confirmed that both of the aneurysms were completely isolated, and the tumor was adequately resected. This patient had not suffered other neurological deficits. Unfortunately, her visual acuity had not recovered. Conclusions: As we know, this is the first report of a unilateral surgical approach to clip the bilateral intracranial aneurysms and concurrently remove the tumor. It may provide a reference for clinical treatment of the similar disease.