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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2007;41(5): 336-339.
Traumatic Intracranial Aneurysm Presenting with Delayed Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Jae Hoon Kim, Jae Min Kim, Jin Hwan Cheong, Choong Hyun Kim
1Department of Neurosurgery, Eulji General Hospital College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kjm2323@hanyang.ac.kr
2Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang University Guri Hospital College of Medicine, Guri, Korea.
Traumatic intracranial aneurysm rarely occurs after a head injury. The authors report a case of a 51-year-old man in whom subarachnoid hemorrhage was developed as a result of delayed traumatic aneurysmal rupture of the distal portion of the middle cerebral artery following a minor, closed-head injury. The unruptured aneurysm had been evident on the magnetic resonance image taken two days prior to onset of the subarachnoid hemorrhage. The clinical presentation and possible underlying mechanism are discussed with a review of pertinent literature.
Key Words: Aneurysm; Trauma; Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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