Case Report

Anesthetic Management of Impairment of Cerebral Aneurysm in a Patient with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

10.5152/imj.2013.36

  • Zerrin Demirtürk
  • Hatice Pınar Yavaşça
  • Emine Nur Özyuvacı

Received Date: 24.11.2011 Accepted Date: 13.08.2012 IMJ 2013;14(2):133-135

Aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and cerebral arteries rarely coexist. Mortality due to abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture is observed in 90% of patients. Smoking, advanced age, and hypertension are the major risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Rupture of a cerebral aneurysm may result in some undesired cerebrovascular events. Cerebral aneurysms may coexist with congenital abnormalities such as coarctation of the aorta and polycystic renal disease.

Keywords: Abdominal aortic aneurysm, cerebral aneurysm, anesthetic management