Aneurysm regression after coil embolization of a concurrent aneurysm

Michael M. Chow, William E. Thorell, Peter A. Rasmussen

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Abstract

A 43-year-old woman with two incidental paraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysms underwent coil embolization of the larger superior hypophyseal aneurysm and 10 weeks later underwent follow-up angiography that showed regression of the smaller, more distal paraclinoid aneurysm. We demonstrate that, although it is a rare occurrence, aneurysms can involute. We discuss potential mechanisms of this phenomenon and review the literature on aneurysm regression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)917-921
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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