Ophthalmic artery aneurysm

Ophthalmic artery aneurysm

Ophthalmic artery aneurysm” usually refers to a carotid-ophthalmic junction aneurysm 1).

Those that arise from the superomedial aspect of the internal carotid artery just distal to the ophthalmic artery origin and projects superiorly or dorsomedially towards the lateral portion of the optic nerve.

Ophthalmic segment aneurysms (OSAs) OSAs include (NB: nomenclature varies among authors):

1. ophthalmic artery aneurysms.

2. superior hypophyseal artery aneurysms:

a) Paraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysm: usually does not produce visual symptoms

b) suprasellar variant: when giant, may mimic pituitary tumor on CT.



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Drake CG, Vanderlinden RG, Amacher AL. Carotid-ophthalmic aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 1968 Jul;29(1):24-31. PubMed PMID: 5674088.

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