True Fungal Mycotic Aneurysm of the Basilar Artery: a Clinical and Surgical Dilemma
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.
Watson JC, Myseros JS, Bullock MR. True fungal mycotic aneurysm of the basilar artery: A clinical and surgical dilemma. Cerebrovasc Dis, 1999; 9(1), 50-53. (PMID: 9873163)