Neuroradiologic and neuropathologic findings with growing giant intracranial aneurysm. Review of the literature

Surg Neurol. 1984 Apr;21(4):391-401. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(84)90120-4.


The neuroradiologic observations on a case of growing giant intracranial aneurysm originating from a small saccular aneurysm are described in detail. The reports in the literature of growing giant aneurysms are reviewed. The computed tomographic and angiographic findings are described and special diagnostic difficulties analyzed. A correlation between the computed tomographic and neuropathologic findings is made, and the pathogenetic mechanisms of enlargement of aneurysms are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / pathology
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed