IRVING J. SANDS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MALCOLM A. HYMAN, M.D.
During the past decade, numerous articles dealing with intracranial arterial aneurysms have been published.1-12 Because, with a rare exception,13 they have all appeared in special journals it is likely that many physicians are still unfamiliar with this not infrequent condition. In 1102 consecutive necropsies (excluding stillbirths), in which the head was examined, the records of The Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn reveal 9 aneurysms of intracranial arteries. This is an incidence of 0.8 per cent. Other writers give an incidence of 0.5 per cent to 1.5 per cent.14
Etiologically, aneurysm of the intracranial arteries may be classified as arteriosclerotic, congenital, mycotic,
SANDS IJ, HYMAN MA. AN INTRACRANIAL CAROTID ANEURYSM OF LONG DURATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:708–719. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-5-708
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