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Numerical Modelling of the Mass Transport of Blood-Borne Species in Cerebral Aneurysms of the Basilar Artery

[+] Author Affiliations
J. A. Costelloe, M. T. Walsh

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

I. Larrabide

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

A. F. Frangi

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Paper No. SBC2013-14580, pp. V01AT04A018; 2 pages
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5560-7
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


The rupture of a cerebral aneurysm can have devastating effects, with approximately 50% of patients dying within one month of rupture [1]. Aneurysms of the basilar artery are among the most prevalent of posterior circulation cerebral aneurysms [2]. Although the exact mechanisms behind their formation, growth and rupture are unknown, it is believed that hemodynamics plays an important role [3].

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Blood , Modeling , Aneurysms



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