Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm Detected after Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Stroke

@inproceedings{Yoneda2009UnrupturedCA,
  title={Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm Detected after Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Stroke},
  author={Yukihiro Yoneda and Shinji Yamamoto and Yoshie Hara and Haruo Yamashita},
  booktitle={Case reports in neurology},
  year={2009}
}
Therapeutic guidelines of intravenous thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for hyperacute ischemic stroke are very strict. Because of potential higher risk of bleeding complications, the presence of unruptured cerebral aneurysm is a contraindication for systemic thrombolysis with tPA. According to the standard CT criteria, a 66-year-old woman who suddenly developed aphasia and hemiparesis received intravenous tPA within 3 h after ischemic stroke. Magnetic resonance angiography… CONTINUE READING

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