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This paper studies the features of the circle of Willis and cerebral aneurysm in patients with cerebral aneurysms through films of Multi-slice Computed Tomography (MSCT) at the Department of Radiology, Bach Mai Hospital, from March 2017 to March 2018. The study results show that female/male ratio was 2.37: 1; the number of patients with only one aneurysm accounted for 90.68%; Saccular aneurysm was more common than lozenge-shaped aneurysm; the rate of aneurysm ruptures was 82.35%; the bulge was mainly distributed in the carotid artery (94.6%). The very small bulge (less than 3mm) and the small bulge (3-7mm) were most common and accounted for 33.33% and 49.62%, respectively. The variations of the circle of Willis were very diverse and complex, including 13 forms, four of which were the circle of Willis anterior part variants and nine transformations were the circle of Willis posterior variants. Abnormalities (aplasia, hypoplasia) of the anterior communicating arterial were 8.48% and abnormalities of the posterior communicating arterial were 82.6%. The paper concludes that the abnormal anatomical variations in the circle of Willis can facilitate the early diagnosis and treatment of cerebral aneurysm disease.
Circle of Willis, cerebral aneurysm, MSCT.
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