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Neurosurgery. 1989 Jan;24(1):88-92.

De novo aneurysm formation following carotid ligation: case report and review of the literature.

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Division of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Abstract

The authors report a patient with an aneurysm of the carotid siphon who underwent ligation of the cervical carotid artery. Six years after this procedure, the patient suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage from an apparent de novo aneurysm. Pertinent literature is reviewed to determine the incidence of this occurrence, and congenital arteriosclerotic and hemodynamic factors causing aneurysm enlargement are discussed.

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