The utility of contrast-enhanced MR-angiography for posterior fossa giant cerebral aneurysm management

Citation
Ew. Lang et al., The utility of contrast-enhanced MR-angiography for posterior fossa giant cerebral aneurysm management, NEUROL RES, 20(8), 1998, pp. 705-708
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0161-6412 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
8
Year of publication
1998
Pages
705 - 708
Database
ISI
SICI code
0161-6412(199812)20:8<705:TUOCMF>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
The utility of magnetic resonance angiography is sometimes limited in the d iagnostic workup of cerebral aneurysms with low flow and/or partial thrombo sis when weighed against digital subtraction angiography. We present the ca se of a rare superior cerebellar artery giant, partially thrombosed aneurys m in which additional i.v. contrast-enhanced MRA sequences were comparable to digital subtraction angiography. It demonstrated not only the exact spat ial resolution and correct anatomical relation but also the hemodynamics wh ich were confirmed by intraoperative Doppler ultrasound. This report suppor ts the feasibility and utility of i.v. contrast-enhanced MRA for posterior fossa giant cerebral aneurysm management.