Vasospasm secondary to ruptured aneurysm: assessment by digital intravenous angiography.

R. S. Pinto, I. I. Kricheff, G. De Filipp, E. S. Flamm, J. P. Lin

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Abstract

Digital intravenous angiography was used for the documentation and evaluation of cerebral vasospasm secondary to acute ruptured aneurysm. Attenuation of vessel caliber and/or generalized poor visualization of intracranial arteries and prolongation of circulation time were observed in seven patients with the acute clinical diagnosis of cerebral vasospasm. Posttreatment intravenous angiography demonstrated improvement in both arterial caliber and circulation time in six patients who responded to medical therapy for vasospasm. Digital intravenous angiography allowed repeat investigations of the intracranial vasculature safely and quickly without undue risk to the critically ill patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume4
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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