Paediatric vertebral artery aneurysms: a literature review

Kevin Phan*, Konrad Schultz, Victor M. Lu, Ryan J. Campbell, Nelson Wang, Prashanth J. Rao

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Vertebral artery (VA) aneurysms in the paediatric population are a rare but a serious condition. However, the epidemiology of paediatric VA aneurysms is poorly understood and there is little consensus on what constitutes the appropriate treatment. Although multiple treatment options are available, including surgery, endovascular approaches, coil embolization and parent artery occlusion, there is limited clinical evidence regarding which approach is most optimal. This review outlines the current literature and evidence outlining the epidemiology, presentation, pathogenesis and treatment of paediatric VA aneurysms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • aneurysm
  • paediatric surgery
  • review
  • vertebral artery


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