Stereoscopic Synthesized Brain-Surface Imaging with MR Angiography for Localization of a Peripheral Mycotic Aneurysm: Case Report
18 March 2008 (online)
A patient with subacute bacterial endocarditis and a peripheral mycotic aneurysm is presented. We used a combined multi-slice surface anatomy scanning (SAS) and contrast-enhanced MR angiography image to determine the exact location of the small lesion by applying a skin marker on the scalp and visualizing the relationship of the marker to the brain surface structures and to the lesion. This technique was useful for the removal of a small peripheral aneurysm using only a limited craniotomy.
Brain surface mapping - Surgical Simulation - Mycotic aneurysm