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Giant intracranial aneurysm water-hammer effect
  1. Adam A Dmytriw1,2,
  2. Abdullah Alrashed1,2,
  3. Victor XD Yang1,3
  1. 1Neurovascular Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
  2. 2Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Victor XD Yang, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; victor.yang{at}sunnybrook.ca

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A middle-aged man presented with new-onset vertigo and truncal imbalance. MR scan of brain showed an incidental giant partially thrombosed anterior communicating artery aneurysm with concentric blood products of varying age (figure 1). Subsequent catheter angiography showed the ‘water-hammer’ effect (video 1).

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MR scan of brain with intravenous gadolinium, showing an enhancing partially thrombosed anterior communicating artery aneurysm with concentric blood products of varying …

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  • Contributors Conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data: all authors. Drafting the article: AAD, AA and VXDY. Critically revising the article: VXDY. Approved the final version of the manuscript on behalf of all authors: AAD.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Provenance and peer review. Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by David Werring, London, UK.

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