Thrombosis of a basilar perforator aneurysm associated with pontine infarction in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Takaki Murata, Shuko Nomura, Eiko Yamamori, Shoki Takahashi, Kei Takase

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Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems. Cerebral aneurysm formation is a rare central nervous system manifestation of SLE and tends to present as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Here, we report a 34-year-old woman with SLE complicated by a thrombosed aneurysm that had arose at the origin of a perforating artery, thereby causing obstruction of the artery and subsequent development of pontine infarction. Detailed examination of thin-slice CT and magnetic resonance imaging scans led to the correct diagnosis of uncommon cause of stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-760
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun

Keywords

  • Basilar perforator aneurysm
  • CNS lupus
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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