MRI demonstration of clot in a small unruptured aneurysm causing stroke. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1986 Sep;65(3):411-2. doi: 10.3171/jns.1986.65.3.0411.


The case is reported of a 69-year-old woman with an 18-mm unruptured aneurysm of the right middle cerebral artery which caused a moderate stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a clot inside the aneurysm that was not visible on computerized tomography scans. The danger of embolism from the clot prompted clipping of the aneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy