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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1995;24(10): 1159-1166.
Incidentally Revealed Cerebrovascular Diseases Following Craniocerebral Trauma.
Seung Hwan Youn, Jhin Soo Pyen, Soon Ki Hong, Hun Joo Kim, Yong Pyo Han
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.
Five separate incidences of patients with cerebrovascular disease(CVD) were revealed among 555 craniocerebral traumatic victims between 1991 and 192. The 5 cases of with cerebrovascular disease revealed included 3 aneurysm. 1 arteriovenous malformation and 1 spontaneous intracerebral hematoma caused by angiographic study. The frequent use of computerized tomographic scans in the evaluation of head-injured victims can well demonstrate an intracerebral hemorrhage, but may not ge able to detect the associated cerebrovascular disease;whereas the efficacy of angiogrphy, on the contrary, has been losing its popularity as diagnostic armamentarium. The importance of angiographic study should be considered, if clinical signs and/or brain CT ideate the possibility of cerebrovascular disease even during the course of head injury management.
Key Words: Cerebrovascular disease(CVD); Head injury; Angiography
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