Hong Kong Med J 2011;17:151-4 | Number 2, April 2011
Intracranial aneurysms in twins: case report and review of the literature
HK Leung, Y Lam, KM Cheng, CM Chan, YL Cheung
Department of Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Intracranial aneurysm in twins is a rare clinical disease entity. Only 15 cases have been described in the literature. We report on a pair of identical twins with intracranial aneurysms. One presented with subarachnoid haemorrhage; digital subtraction angiography showed a left posterior communicating artery aneurysm, which was treated by coiling. The patient's twin sister was called for screening, whereupon digital subtraction angiography revealed a right ophthalmic internal carotid artery aneurysm that was treated conservatively.
Key words: Diseases in twins; Intracranial aneurysm; Subarachnoid hemorrhage; Twins, monozygotic
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