Title

True Fungal Mycotic Aneurysm of the Basilar Artery: a Clinical and Surgical Dilemma

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1999

Abstract

Mycotic aneurysms of the intracranial circulation of true fungal etiology are extremely rare and are associated with a very high mortality. We report a case of a fatal aneurysm of the basilar artery secondary to Scedosporium apiospermum infection. The medical and surgical treatments are presented to demonstrate the difficulties associated with these lesions.