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Azygous Anterior Cerebral Artery and Associated Aneurysms: Detection and Identification Using 3-Dimensional Time-of-Flight Magnetic Resonance Angiography.
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PMID:  23163794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The azygous anterior cerebral artery (Az) is a rarely observed anomaly of the anterior cerebral artery, and its associated aneurysm is even rarer. Our aim was to evaluate 3-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (3-D-TOF MRA) in the diagnosis of Az and associated aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three thousand five hundred seventy-two consecutive patients underwent 3-D-TOF MRA at 3.0 T. Postprocessing techniques, including volume rendering (VR) and single artery highlighting, were performed by a 3-D specialist. All MRA data and clinical information were recorded and stored in a database for further analysis. RESULTS: Fourteen patients (.39%) were identified as having an Az. Among these cases, 3 males (21.43%) had an aneurysm located at the distal bifurcation of the Az, with a mean size of 9.43 ± 3.33 mm. In MRA, the common trunk of the Az was slightly larger in diameter than the A1 segment (2.62 ± .35 mm vs. 2.54 ± .35 mm; P= .008). CONCLUSIONS: With the VR technique, 3-D-TOF MRA is feasible and valuable in detecting an Az and associated aneurysm. Our MRA-based study has proved that the Az is a rare anomaly but has a relatively high incidence of associated aneurysms.
Wan-Yin Shi; Ming-Hua Li; Bin-Xian Gu; Yong-Dong Li; Hua-Qiao Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroimaging     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 by the American Society of Neuroimaging.
From the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology The Sixth Affiliated People's Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University No. 600, Yi Shan Road Shanghai, China.
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