Rupture of bacterial intracranial aneurysms following replacement of cardiac valves

R. Bullock, J. R. Van Dellen

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Abstract

Two patients with rheumatic valvular heart disease are discussed in whom a bacterial intracranial aneurysm ruptured in relation to cardiac surgery. Cardiac surgery may predispose such aneurysms to rupture. Cerebral angiography for detecting unruptured aneurysms and surgical excision prior to valve replacement may be indicated in certain patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical neurology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1982

Keywords

  • bacterial aneurysm
  • cardiac surgery
  • infective endocarditis
  • rheumatic valvular heart disease
  • rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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