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March 1954


Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology, of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1954;71(3):326-336. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1954.02320390056005

THE FIRST English record of an intracranial aneurysm was reported by Sir Gilbert Blane2 in 1800. In this historic case the autopsy was done by Hunter and Holme and was witnessed by Blane and Jenner. Bilateral aneurysms were found.

Subsequent to this, reports of bilateral intracranial aneurysms found at autopsy or operation have appeared sporadically in the literature: Bourneville3 (1868) reported 1 case; Bartholow1 (1872), 8 cases; Pitt13 (1890), 2 cases; Fearnsides and Cantab7 (1916), 3 cases; Conway5 (1926), 1 case; Shore18 (1928), 1 case; Schmidt17 (1930), 2 cases; Magner12 (1935), 1 case; Bozzoli4 (1937), 1 case; McDonald and Korb11 (1939), 9 cases; Hamby8 (1942), 1 case; Riggs* (1943, 1952), 13 cases, and Poppen14 (1951), 3 cases.

With improvement in techniques of visualization of intracranial arteries and more frequent surgical intervention in cases of aneurysm, it was

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