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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;33(3): 310-312.
A Pitfall in the Use of Three Dimensional Computed Tomographic Angiography for Early Surgery of Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm: Case Report.
Kyoung Yun Moon, Sung Don Kang
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
Three dimensional computed tomographic angiography is a rapid and minimally invasive method of detecting intracranial aneurysms, however, there are some limitation to identify the associated cerebrovascular lesions. We report a case of ruptured dorsal wall aneurysm of internal carotid artery in a 50-year-old man who had underlying stenosis of cervical internal carotid artery, which was overlooked due to lesion outside the scan field of view.
Key Words: Computed tomographic angiography; Aneurysm; Stenosis; Internal carotid artery
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