Abstract:Rupture of intracranial saccular aneurysms is the most common cause of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage which, despite advances in neurosurgery, continues to result in significant morbidity and mortality. Currently, the decision to treat a diagnosed, unruptured aneurysm is based primarily on the maximum dimension of the lesion even though there is controversy over the 'critical size' (e.g. many 'large' lesions do not rupture whereas some 'small' ones do). There is a need, therefore, for improved predictors …
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