Surgical Treatment of A Dissecting Aneurysm of the Superior Cerebellar Artery: Case Report

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Dissecting aneurysm located in the peripheral region of the superior cerebellar artery is very rare. There is little experience regarding their surgical or endovascular treatment. We present the case of a peripheral dissecting superior cerebellar artery aneurysm treated by surgical clipping.

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