Serial MRI of a mycotic aneurysm of the cavernous carotid artery

G. C. Cloud, P. M. Rich, H. S. Markus

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Cerebral mycotic or infective aneurysms are a rare complication of infectious illness, and such aneurysms of the intracavernous portion of the internal carotid artery are rare. They have been described as a consequence of cavernous sinus infection in an immunocompromised host, but not previously in a renal transplant recipient. We present such a case with serial MRI showing progression from arterial narrowing to aneurysm formation. Transcranial Doppler sonography of the middle cerebral artery showed distal asymptomatic embolisation from the aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Internal carotid artery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Renal transplantation

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