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Limiting foetal doses during a four-vessel angiogram and endovascular stent-assisted berry aneurysm repair: A case report

Demaré Potgieter, William I.D. Rae, Coert S. de Vries
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 21, No 1 | a1188 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v21i1.1188 | © 2017 Demaré Potgieter, William I.D. Rae, Coert S. de Vries | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 February 2017 | Published: 30 June 2017

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Demaré Potgieter, Department of Medical Physics (G68), University of the Free State, South Africa
William I.D. Rae, Department of Medical Physics (G68), University of the Free State, South Africa
Coert S. de Vries, Department of Clinical Imaging Sciences (G61), University of the Free State, South Africa


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Abstract

A 36-year-old female patient, 20 weeks pregnant, was diagnosed with a left internal carotid artery aneurysm. Fluoroscopically guided repair was justified. A four-vessel cerebral angiogram was performed, and a left paraclinoid aneurysm was demonstrated. The patient subsequently underwent endovascular stent-assisted berry aneurysm repair. As the patient was pregnant, the procedure was preceded by consideration of the required radiation protection. The foetal dose was estimated as negligible. Active management of foetal exposures may improve radiation protection during pregnancy.

Keywords

foetal dose; radiation protection; cerebral angiogram; aneurysm repair

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