Researchers hoping to uncover a more accurate way to predict if an aneurysm will rupture.
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery are hoping to uncover a more accurate way to predict if an aneurysm will rupture. Currently, providers look at the size of an aneurysm, but Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, and Mark Johnson, MD, are looking at the shape.
It is generally accepted that any aneurysm larger than 7 millimeters should be treated, when also taking into account other risk factors, such as patients who smoke, have hypertension or are female. Now, the team is hoping to define how to analyze an aneurysm’s shape to assess the risk of it rupturing.