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De Novo Aneurysm Formation and Growth of Untreated Aneurysms: A 5-Year MRA Follow-Up in a Large Cohort of Patients With Coiled Aneurysms and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21164110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rates of development of de novo intracranial aneurysms and of growth of untreated additional aneurysms are largely unknown. We performed MRA in a large patient cohort with coiled aneurysms at 5-year follow-up.
METHODS: In 276 patients with coiled intracranial aneurysms and 5±0.5 years of follow-up MRA (totaling 1332 follow-up patient-years), additional aneurysms were classified as unchanged, grown, de novo, or incomparable with previous imaging. We calculated 5-year cumulative incidence of de novo aneurysm formation and growth of untreated aneurysms. We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases for studies assessing aneurysm development, and growth.
RESULTS: In 50 of 276 patients (18%), 75 additional aneurysms were present at follow-up MRA. Of these 75, 2 were de novo (both 3 mm), 58 were unchanged, 5 had grown from 1 to 3 mm (7.9% of 63 known additional aneurysms; 95% CI, 1.3%-14.6%), and 10 were incomparable. Five-year cumulative incidence for a de novo aneurysm developing was 0.75%. Four additional aneurysms in 3 patients were treated. Ten previous studies reported annual incidences of growth of additional aneurysms ranging from 1.51% to 22.7%, and 5 studies reported annual incidences of de novo aneurysm formation ranging from 0.3 to 1.8%.
CONCLUSIONS: MRA screening of patients with coiled aneurysms within the first 5 years after treatment has a low rate of de novo aneurysm development and growth of additional aneurysms, and an even lower treatment rate.
Sandra P Ferns; Marieke E S Sprengers; Willem Jan J van Rooij; René van den Berg; Birgitta K Velthuis; Gérard A P de Kort; Menno Sluzewski; Wim H van Zwam; Gabriël J E Rinkel; Charles B L M Majoie
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1524-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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