Two carotid ophthalmic artery aneurysms with incorporation of the artery into the neck were referred for endovascular assessment. Temporary balloon occlusion at the aneurysm neck was performed in an attempt to assess the adequacy of collateral flow to the retina. During inflation, the patients reported visual deterioration that resolved upon deflation, which indicates that collateral blood flow was insufficient. The patients were referred for surgical clipping to ensure preservation of the ophthalmic artery.
|Number of pages
|American Journal of Neuroradiology
|Published - Sep 1 2004
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology