J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1986 Mar;15(1):63-74.

A Study of Morphological Characteristics of Cerebral Aneurysms

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.


The pathogenesis of cerebral aneurysm until now is a subject of continuing debate. Some authors stress the important role of hemodynamics in the pathogenesis of cerebral aneurysm by confirming it with experimental work, pathological study, autopsy study and review of angiograms. With the findings of cerebral angiograms and operations, the authors had studied the difference in size and shape between ruptured and unruptured aneurysms, the relationship between afferent arteries from afferent arteries. 103 patients were admitted to the Keimyung University Dong San Hospital during the period from September 1982 to August 1985. According to studies on individual sizes of aneurysms, 52% of unruptured aneurysms were smaller than 5mm, but 68% of ruptured aneurysms were over 5mm but below 10mm. Moreover, the mean size of unruptured aneurysms was 4.87mm and ruptured aneurysms was 9.38mm. 53% of unruptured aneurysms were spherical in shape and combined daughter aneurysms in unruptured were 13%. However, in case of ruptured aneurysms, 34% were spherical and combined daughter aneurysms were 35%. The origin of daughter aneurysms in the dome was 59%, waist 29% and neck 12% in order. The direction of aneurysms was variable, but most of them pointed in the direction of blood flow in afferent arteries. We infer with this study that the hemodynamics of blood flow plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cerebral aneurysms.


Cerebral Aneurysms; Pathogenesis; Hemodynamics; Size and shape of aneurysms; Directional angle of aneurysms

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm, Ruptured
Intracranial Aneurysm*
Nuclear Family
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