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December 1982

Intracranial Dissecting and Saccular Aneurysms in Polycystic Kidney Disease: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neurology (Drs Kulla, Deymeer, and Mullins), and Departments of Pathology (Dr Smith) and Radiology (Dr Weiner), St Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Mass; and the Departments of Neurology (Drs Kulla and Deymeer) and Pathology (Dr Smith), University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(12):776-778. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510240038010

• A young man with polycystic kidney disease was seen initially with a brainstem infarction. Postmortem examination disclosed a dissecting aneurysm of the basilar artery and a saccular aneurysm of the right vertebral artery. Dissecting intracranial aneurysms rarely are associated with saccular aneurysms and, to our knowledge, have not been reported in association with polycystic kidney disease.

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