Vascular abnormalities in the neck associated with intracranial aneurysms

B. George, K. L. Mourier, F. Gelbert, D. Reizine, J. L. Raggueneau, R. C. Heros, I. A. Awad, J. R. Little

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In 102 cases of ruptured intracranial aneurysms, the cervical as well as the cranial areas were explored by angiography. Loops in the course of the cervical vessels were present in 28 patients; features of fibromuscular dysplasia were present in 31 patients; and in 50 patients, no abnormalities were observed. In 7 patients, both cervical anomalies were present. Loops were associated with single aneurysms (95%), located primarily on the anterior communicating artery (76%), predominantly in men (M/F = 1.6). Aneurysms with fibromuscular dysplasia affected women more than men (F/M = 7), were frequently multiple (58%), and were located mainly on the intracranial part of the internal carotid and vertebral arteries (51%). These data suggest new concepts of aneurysm formation from inherited diseases and should permit the detection of some aneurysms before rupture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-508
Number of pages10
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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