The concomitant presence of an aneurysm in contact with a sellar lesion usually contraindicates a transsphenoidal approach (TSS). Clipping of an intracranial aneurysm is however possible in highly selected cases also through an endoscopic TSS approach, as long as the basic principles of cerebrovascular surgery are respected. We report thus on a case of a patient harboring a Rathke cleft cyst (RCC) and an aneurysm of the carotid artery (ICA) in close contact with the RCC. The anatomical characteristics of both lesions warranted an endoscopic TSS for removal of the RCC and clipping of the aneurysm during the same approach.
Keywords Transsphenoidal Rathke’cyst Brain aneurysm Clipping