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How Frequently Do Small Brain Aneurysms Rupture?

It’s hard to say for sure how frequently small brain aneurysms rupture – this review from MedPage Today suggests that the quality of evidence to date isn’t good enough to tell.

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“Growth and rupture rates in small unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) appeared to be relatively low, but the quality of published evidence is poor and current guidelines may need to consider specific follow-up imaging recommendations, researchers said.”

Growth and rupture rates may be different depending on aneurysm size, and many studies do not divide them into specific enough subgroups. Some studies do not report growth and rupture rates, and others leave out important data by excluding patients who may be at high risk for rupture.

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