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Prevalence of Asymptomatic Incidental Aneurysms: A Review of 2685 Computed Tomographic Angiograms.
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PMID:  23336985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: Intracranial aneurysms are a public health issue with a potential for rupturing, causing significant morbidity/mortality. The prevalence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, including those that are asymptomatic, varies largely, since it has been determined through autopsy studies as well as conventional angiography. However, computed tomography (CT) angiography, a less invasive procedure, has replaced the use of conventional angiography in the recent decades. The objective of the present study is to determine the prevalence of incidental aneurysms. METHODS: The present study reviews all CT angiography cases within the last decade at a single institution. RESULTS: Out of 2195 cases included in the study, 39 (1.8%) were found to have asymptomatic unruptured aneurysms. CONCLUSION: An increased number of asymptomatic incidental aneurysms was detected.
Authors:
Nitin Agarwal; Nihar B Gala; Osamah J Choudhry; Rachid Assina; Charles J Prestigiacomo; Ennis J Duffis; Chirag D Gandhi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  World neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-8750     ISO Abbreviation:  World Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528275     Medline TA:  World Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Neurological Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
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