A singular case of cavernous internal carotid artery aneurysm in patient with cavernous sinus syndrome and bacterial meningitis

Federico Sacchetti, Silvia Stagni, Luca Spinardi, Luigi Raumer, Nicola Dentale, Luigi Cirillo

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Abstract

We report the uncommon case of an acute cavernous sinus syndrome in a patient who was consequently discovered to have both a cavernous internal carotid artery aneurysm and bacterial meningitis. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which of the two, the aneurysm or the meningitis, gave rise to the patient's symptoms? We briefly reviewed the literature of similar cases and tried to analyze the possible pathophysiological relationship between these findings. Moreover, this case highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary management of these patients to better decide between a medical and a surgical and/or endovascular treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Cavernous ICA aneurysm
  • Cavernous sinus syndrome
  • DSA
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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