Basilar fusiform aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr. Ekaterina Peshevich


A 70 year old woman was referred for evaluation of a swallowing disorder.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years old
Gender: Female


Fusiform dilatation of the basilar artery with calcium inclusions in the artery wall, with partial thrombosis. Hypoplastic right vertebral artery.


CT non contrast

Fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery, partially thrombosed. Hypoplastic right vertebral artery.

Case Discussion

There is fusiform dilatation of the basilar artery ,with partial thrombosis. the mass effect of the aneurysm seems to be having on to the brainstem, probably caused by swallowing disorder.  The right vertebral artery is not clearly visible, it has a thin diameter.

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Case information

rID: 49718
Published: 7th Dec 2016
Last edited: 15th Dec 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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