Table of Contents
ISRN Neurology
Volume 2013, Article ID 383425, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/383425
Review Article

Association of Intracranial Aneurysms with Meningiomas, Pituitary Adenomas, and Gliomas: Review of Possible Interrelationships

Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Received 6 June 2013; Accepted 26 June 2013

Academic Editors: G. de Courten-Myers, G. Meco, and N. Rainov

Copyright © 2013 Kevin Spitler et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Asymptomatic intracranial abnormalities are increasingly becoming a focus of attention with the utilization of high-resolution imaging. The concurrence of tumor and aneurysm has been described, largely, by case reports and single-surgeon experiences. Recent papers have outlined the ethics of incidental findings and possible treatment algorithms. Incidental finding of an aneurysm occurs most commonly in patients with meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, and gliomas. Such an association may explain the mechanisms of aneurysm formation, growth, and rupture in acromegalic patients; however, insufficient data are available to link aneurysm with either glioma or meningioma.