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Infectious intracranial aneurysms.
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PMID:  1633479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infectious cerebral aneurysms are uncommon, accounting for only 2.6% to 6% of all intracranial aneurysms according to autopsy studies. These aneurysms may arise from an intravascular or extravascular source of infection. The vast majority occur in the setting of bacterial endocarditis with an intravascular source of infection due to embolization of fragments of infected cardiac valve emboli. Infectious aneurysms are usually discovered after a devastating intracranial hemorrhage that carries a 60% to 90% mortality. More recently, fungal infectious aneurysms, which carry an even graver prognosis, have become more common. A high index of suspicion and early diagnosis of infectious aneurysms prior to hemorrhage is an important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality. Some lesions are effectively treated with antibiotics alone, but other require surgical intervention.
C E Clare; D L Barrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery clinics of North America     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1042-3680     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-27     Completed Date:  1992-08-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008004     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  551-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis*,  surgery
Diagnostic Imaging*
Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  surgery
Rupture, Spontaneous

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