Cerebral macroaneurysms in a Ghanaian adult population. An autopsy study

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dc.contributor.author Anim, J.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-24T10:32:44Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T12:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-24T10:32:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T12:47:03Z
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier.citation Anim, J. T. (1985). Cerebral macroaneurysms in a Ghanaian adult population. An autopsy study. Atherosclerosis, 54(1), 37-42. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 00219150
dc.description.abstract An autopsy study of cerebral vessels in 310 Ghanaian adults showed an incidence of macro(berry)aneurysms of 16.6% among 181 hypertensives and 8.5% among 129 normotensives. Hypertension increased the formation and development of intracranial aneurysms. Severe atherosclerosis (Grade 3) was not a common association with aneurysms and there was no increase in aneurysm formation in subjects dying from cerebral haemorrhage. This may be a reflection of the observed low incidence of severe cerebral atherosclerosis in Ghanaians compared to whites and an indication of differences between ethnic groups in the relative importance of the factors that contribute to the formation of aneurysms. Mortality from ruptured aneurysms could not be determined from this study, perhaps because the aneurysms seen were small in size (< 10 mm diameter) and less likely to rupture and bleed. Multiple aneurysms were an uncommon finding compared to figures quoted in other studies, but in agreement with them the sites of predilection were in the anterior parts of the circle of Willis; notably the anterior cerebral and anterior communicating arteries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Atherosclerosis en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Aged en_US
dc.subject Arteriosclerosis/complications en_US
dc.subject Cerebral Hemorrhage/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Hypertension/*complications en_US
dc.subject Intracranial Aneurysm/*epidemiology/etiology en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Middle Aged en_US
dc.title Cerebral macroaneurysms in a Ghanaian adult population. An autopsy study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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