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Incidence of growth and rupture of unruptured intracranial aneurysms followed by serial MRA.
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PMID:  23196925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The natural history, including growth and rupture, of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) remains unknown. Here, we present the results of serial magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) follow-up study in 111 patients with 136 UIAs. METHOD: A total of 111 patients with 136 UIAs were followed annually over the past 12 years, using 1.5-Tesla MRA. Follow-up was ended when UIAs were treated surgically, or the patients died of subarachnoid hemorrhage or other causes. Various factors influencing aneurysm rupture or growth were examined statistically. RESULTS: Aneurysm rupture and growth occurred in six and 13 of the 111 patients, respectively. Annual rupture rate was 1.8 % per year and annual growth rate was 3.9 % per year. Aneurysm size was the sole factor influencing rupture(H.R. 1.214, 95 % CI, 1.078-1.368) and multiplicity was the sole factor influencing aneurysm growth (H.R. 5.174, 95 % CI 1.81-14.80). CONCLUSIONS: Serial MRA study showed that the incidence of UIA growth was twice as high as that of UIA rupture. As four patients showed aneurysm rupture or growth within 1 year, further investigations are necessary to determine the optimum interval of radiological investigation and to identify which UIAs grow or rupture within a short time.
K Matsumoto; S Oshino; M Sasaki; K Tsuruzono; S Taketsuna; T Yoshimine
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Iseikai Hospital, 6-2-25, Sugawara Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka, 533-0022, Japan,
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