Giant intracranial aneurysms presenting with massive cerebral edema

Roberto Heros, S. Kolluri

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Abstract

Two cases of giant left middle cerebral artery aneurysm presenting with rapidly progressing hemiparesis and aphasia are presented. In both, the computed tomographic scan showed recent intraaneurysmal thrombosis and massive edema and swelling of the cerebral hemisphere. There was no evidence of recent hemorrhage in either case. In both patients, surgical resection of the aneurysm was accomplished, but the outcome was disastrous. The literature is reviewed and the possible mechanisms responsible for brain swelling in these cases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-577
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Aphasia
Brain Edema
Cerebrum
Intracranial Aneurysm
Paresis
Aneurysm
Edema
Thrombosis
Hemorrhage

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Giant intracranial aneurysms presenting with massive cerebral edema. / Heros, Roberto; Kolluri, S.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.01.1984, p. 572-577.

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