Fenestration of the posteroinferior cerebellar artery: Case report
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Fenestrations of cerebral arteries are rare, but very important to diagnose given their high association with saccular aneurysms. We present the first reported case of a fenestration of the posteroinferior cerebellar artery (PICA). CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old man who presented with a subarachnoid hemorrhage underwent repeated four-vessel cerebral angiography. An isolated right PICA abnormality consistent with a dissection or fenestration was revealed. INTERVENTION: The patient underwent surgical exploration of his PICA, which confirmed a PICA fenestration without an associated saccular aneurysm. The fenestration was wrapped with cotton. CONCLUSION: Our case report illustrates the novel anatomic finding of a fenestration of the PICA. Knowledge of this entity would be helpful in the differential diagnosis of a posterior fossa subarachnoid hemorrhage.
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Theodosopoulos, P. V. and Lawton, M. T., "Fenestration of the posteroinferior cerebellar artery: Case report" (2000). Neurosurgery. 831.