Infantile cerebral aneurysms with visual pathway compression

Ruth Huna-Baron, Robert L. Lesser, Floyd A. Warren, Cheryl A. Muszynski, Mark J. Kupersmith*

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Intracranial aneurysms are rare in infancy. The commonest presentation is intracranial hemorrhage, but signs of mass effect are more frequent than in adults. We report 2 infants with cerebral aneurysms, one presenting with macrocephaly and another with strabismus. Both had visual loss and optic disc pallor; MRI revealed a suprasellar mass and anterior visual pathway compression. In both cases, the preoperative diagnosis was craniopharyngioma, it is essential to recognize that, although exceedingly uncommon, cerebral aneurysms do occur in infants and have features that differ from those in adults. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Childhood
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Optic atrophy
  • Suprasellar mass


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