Intracranial dissecting aneurysms in childhood.
Children presenting after trauma with headache, seizures, hemiplegia and coma may have an intracranial dissecting aneurysm. Specific angiographic findings provide confirmation of this diagnosis. The dissection occurs subintimally and differs clinically and pathologically from dissecting aneurysms of extracranial arteries. The course in children beyond infancy is catastrophic, justifying consideration of potentially life saving surgical intervention.
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