Minim Invasive Neurosurg 1996; 39(4): 113-115
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1052229
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Stereoscopic Synthesized Brain-Surface Imaging with MR Angiography for Localization of a Peripheral Mycotic Aneurysm: Case Report

Y. Kato1 , S. Yamaguchi1 , H. Sano1 , Y. Ogura2 , K. Katada2 , G. Takeshita2 , F. Imai1 , T. Kanno1 , M. Abe3
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery
  • 2Department of Radiology
  • 3Department of Pathology
  • Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
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Publication Date:
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.