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October 1972

Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm: Contrast Agent Extravasation During Brachial Arteriography

Author Affiliations

New York
From the departments of radiology (Drs. Lehrer and Gross) and pathology (Dr. Poon), New York Medical College.

Arch Neurol. 1972;27(4):351-353. doi:10.1001/archneur.1972.00490160079010

To our knowledge, this is the 11th reported case of contrast agent extravasation from a ruptured intracranial aneurysm during angiography and the first during brachial arteriography. The patient, an 84-year-old woman, was in good condition at the time of the roentgenographic examination though she had suffered three episodes of subarachnoid bleeding more than a week earlier. The films showed filling of the ventricles by contrast agent extravasating from a ruptured anterior communicating aneurysm. The angiographic procedure could have contributed to the aneurysmal rebleed.

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