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Title: Een jonge vrouw met recidiverende cerebrale aneurysma's
Author(s): DEBROCK G, PEENE P, DONKERSLOOT P, BLOCKMANS D, PEETERMANS WE
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 58 Issue: 12 Date: 2002
A young woman with recurrent cerebral aneurysms
A case of recurrent subarachnoid hemorrhage due to evolving cerebral mycotic aneurysms is presented. Cerebral mycotic aneurysms are a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis is diagnosed according to the Duke criteria.
The diagnosis of cerebral mycotic aneurysms relies on imaging by CT-scan, nuclear magnetic resonance or angiography.
Cerebral mycotic aneurysms may rupture and bleed, but they can also disappear during antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis.
In case of enlargement or complications a neurosurgical treatment is indicated.