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The case for family screening for intracranial aneurysms.
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PMID:  22133176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Given that relatives of patients with intracranial aneurysms (IAs) or subarachnoid hemorrhage have a greater risk of harboring an aneurysm, family screening has become a common practice in neurosurgery. Unclear data exist regarding who should be screened and at what age and interval screening should occur. Multiple factors including the natural history of IAs, the risk of treatment, the cost of screening, and the psychosocial impact of finding an aneurysm should be taken into account when family screening is considered. In this paper, the authors review the current literature regarding risk factors and natural history of sporadic and familial aneurysms. Based on these data the authors assess current recommendations for screening and propose their own recommendations.
Nohra Chalouhi; Rohan Chitale; Pascal Jabbour; Stavropoula Tjoumakaris; Aaron S Dumont; Robert Rosenwasser; L Fernando Gonzalez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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