PMID: 6987759Jan 1, 1980Paper

Cerebral aneurysmal rupture during angiography with confirmation by computed tomography: a review of intra-angiographic aneurysmal rupture

Surgical Neurology
A B Dublin, B N French


Rupture of a cerebral aneurysm during angiography, with confirmation by computed tomography (CT), is described. A review of 30 additional reported cases demonstrates no unusual profiles, with the exception of the predominance of female patients (71%), and the presence of pre-angiographic arterial hypertension. Experimental and clinical evidence increasingly suggests that intravascular pressures are transiently elevated during cerebral angiography. These changes may be enhanced by increased flow rates of contrast media, smaller diameters of the catheters, and the presence of intracranial arterial spasm, the latter presenting as a very prominent feature in intra-angiographic arterial rupture. However, direct evidence of elevation of the intra-aneurysmal pressure has not been documented, and may have occurred in only a portion of the cases.

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Diastolic Blood Pressure
Mycotic Aneurysm, Intracranial
Cerebral Angiography
Rupture, Spontaneous
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Spontaneous
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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