Computational fluid dynamics simulation of an anterior communicating artery ruptured during angiography

Simona Hodis, Susheil Uthamaraj, Giuseppe Lanzino, David F. Kallmes, Dan Dragomir-Daescu

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We present a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of the hemodynamic environment of an anterior communicating artery that spontaneously ruptured immediately following three-dimensional rotational angiography. Subsequent digital subtraction angiography allowed for the localization of the point of rupture within the aneurysm dome. CFD analysis demonstrated a concentrated jet that impinged directly at the site of rupture. Peak systolic pressure and wall shear stress were both maximal near the rupture location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E14
JournalJournal of neurointerventional surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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