World Neurosurgery: X 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2019.100018 View full text
Yudai Goto, Hideki Oka, Shiho Hiraizumi, Takanari Okamoto, Sho Nishii, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Takumi Yamanaka, Masataka Nanto, Naoto Shiomi, Akihiko Hino, Naoya Hashimoto

Abstract: Background An aplastic or twig-like middle cerebral artery (Ap/T-MCA) is a rare congenital anomaly that can present with both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. The etiology of this pathology has remained unclear. Here, we report 2 cases of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) owing to an Ap/T-MCA in pregnant patients. Case Description In both patients, cerebral angiography revealed a steno-occlusive lesion and an abnormal arterial network on the unilateral middle cerebral arte…

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