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Spontaneous thrombosis of a recurrent clipped intracranial aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19144409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous thrombosis of an intracranial aneurysm is a rare event. It is predominantly observed with aneurysms that are large and have relatively narrow necks. We report here a case of a 48-year-old woman presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to rupture of a 2-mm aneurysm of the anterior cerebral artery treated by microsurgical clipping. Six months after treatment of the aneurysm, the patient presented with severe headache. SAH was excluded, but computed tomographic angiography (CTA) revealed the recurrence of a large aneurysm (7 mm) that was confirmed by cerebral angiography (DSA). Endovascular treatment was scheduled for several days later, but DSA also revealed spontaneous occlusion of the recurrent aneurysm. On the control CTA performed one week later, the recurrent aneurysm had again reappeared, again confirmed by DSA, and was subsequently treated by coil embolization.
F Hassan; C-A Taschner; L Thines; J-P Lejeune; J-P Pruvo; X Leclerc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroradiology. Journal de neuroradiologie     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0150-9861     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-06     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705086     Medline TA:  J Neuroradiol     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of neuroradiology, University-Hospital Lille, hôpital Roger-Salengro, CHRU de Lille, rue Emile-Laine, 59037 Lille cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic*
Intracranial Aneurysm / pathology*,  surgery*
Intracranial Thrombosis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Remission, Spontaneous*

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