Management of traumatic aneurysms caused by high-velocity missile head wounds

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1995 Oct;6(4):775-97.


Trauma is implicated as a significant factor in the genesis of fewer than 1% of intracranial aneurysms. With the introduction of powerful neuroimaging technology, slowly but definitely, predictive variables are being added to solve this seemingly deadly pathology resulting from projectile injuries of the brain. This article discusses recent literature, nonprojectile penetrating traumatic aneurysms, iatrogenically induced traumatic aneurysms, materials and methods, traumatic aneurysms, and results.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / complications*
  • Brain Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Warfare
  • Wounds, Gunshot / complications*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / diagnostic imaging