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Traumatic middle meningeal artery pseudoaneurysms : Diagnosis and endovascular treatment of two cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22218611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intracranial pseudoaneurysms are rare and mostly associated with a history of head trauma. Only little is known about their natural development. They are characterized by an unpredictable course with a possibility of causing secondary intracranial hemorrhage with significant morbidity and mortality. We present two cases of traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) treated via endovascular coil occlusion and review of literature. Pseudoaneurysms of the middle meningeal artery carry a potential risk of rupture. They can be detected via a computed tomography angiogram (CT-A). An endovascular embolization followed by catheter angiography may represent a safe treatment of traumatic middle meningeal artery pseudoaneurysms. Considering the risk of secondary rupture and the potentially catastrophic consequences, we recommend a CT-A in all patients with skull base fractures and intracranial hemorrhage.
D Jussen; E Wiener; P Vajkoczy; P Horn
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany,
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