Aim To estimate the prevalence of cerebral aneurysms in patients previously treated for left cardiac myxoma (LCM). Materials and methods This prospective institutional review board-approved study included patients treated for LCM. All patients treated at our institution (IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy) were telephoned and those enrolled underwent unenhanced brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using sagittal T1-weighted turbo spin-echo (TSE); axial T2-weighted TSE; axial fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery; axial echo-planar diffusion-weighted; and three-dimensional time-of-flight angiographic sequences. Results Seventy-six patients were telephoned, and data regarding their clinical history since tumor resection were obtained for 49 patients (64%). Four of the 49 (8%) patients were deceased, one due to a cerebral hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm 8 years after tumor resection. One patient had a pacemaker preventing MRI. Of the remaining 44 patients, 31 refused MRI and 13 were enrolled (10 females; mean age 64 years). Three of the 13 (23%; two females; 59-78 years) were diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm, from 2 mm to 4-5 mm in diameter, involving the right middle cerebral artery (n = 2) or the right internal carotid artery (n = 1). Including the deceased patient, the resulting prevalence was 4/14 (29%). Conclusion From this preliminary study, one-third of patients treated for LCM may present with a cerebral aneurysm. Longitudinal large studies are needed to further clarify this matter.
|Titolo:||Prevalence of cerebral aneurysms in patients treated for left cardiac myxoma: A prospective study|
VIGANO', SARA (Primo)
SARDANELLI, FRANCESCO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||9-ago-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.crad.2013.06.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|