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Brain Inj. 2013;27(11):1316-9. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2013.812242. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the basilar artery presenting with fatal epistaxis: a rare case report.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, West Campus, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital afflicted of Capital Medical University , Beijing , PR China and.



To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the basilar artery presenting with epistaxis.


This study reports a rare case in which a patient suffered from fatal epistaxis because of a pseudoaneurysm of basilar artery and fracture of skull base after a motorcycle accident. Clinical manifestation, diagnostic imaging and endovascular treatment are described. Formation mechanisms and the treatment of traumatic pseudoaneurysm of basilar artery are discussed.

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