Clin Neuroradiol (2018) 28:307–308 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00062-017-0638-0 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Editor Regarding “Growth of Untreated Unruptured Small-sized Aneurysms (<7 mm): Incidence and Related Factors” 1 2 2 2 Ajay Malhotra ·Xiao Wu ·LongTu · Kimberly Seifert Received: 27 September 2017 / Accepted: 3 October 2017 / Published online: 20 October 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Dear Editor, of the 13 aneurysms measuring more than 5 mm showed growth. This is contrary to the published literature where We would like to commend the authors Choi et al. for >5 mm aneurysms have been reported to be at higher risk their study assessing the growth of untreated unruptured for growth compared to smaller aneurysms . small (<7 mm) aneurysms . The natural history of small We would also request the authors to elaborate on the unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA) is not well un- 28 UIAs that demonstrated growth during the study pe- derstood, and small UIAs have low growth and rupture riod. The paper only talks about 6 patients with demon- rates reported in literature . The high selection bias in strable growth undergoing treatment: were the remaining the literature is also seen in the current study, with
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Published: Oct 20, 2017
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