Traumatic aneurysms.

  title={Traumatic aneurysms.},
  author={Eileen Martin and A B Hummelgard},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  volume={18 2},
A traumatic aneurysm is a potentially lethal complication of head trauma. The problem is unusual but not rare. The majority of traumatic aneurysms are caused by blunt injuries to the head (62%), although penetrating wounds (27%) and iatrogenic trauma (11%) during intracranial surgery are also well recognized. The pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of traumatic aneurysm are discussed, with focus on the patient course and nursing implications of a case study. 

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