The role of extracranial carotid abnormalities in the genesis of cerebral aneurysms

A. Spallone, G. Cantore

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Abstract

The incidence of extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) abnormalities, namely kinks, coils, and stenoses, was evaluated in a consecutive unselected series of 76 cases of sinlge supratentorial saccular aneurysms submitted to bilateral carotid angiography. These patients were compared with a control group of 120 patients who had undergone either uni- or bilateral carotid angiography for causes other than cerebrovascular occlusive diseases or intracranial arterial aneurysms. Both groups had a total of 152 angiograms. Extracranial carotid abnormalities were significantly higher in aneurysm patients (pp>0.15). In the 76 aneurysm patients, abnormalities were mostly either located or more pronounced on the side opposite the aneurysm (in 22 as opposed to 11 on the same side, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-700
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume55
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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