Finite element model of size, shape and blood pressure on rupture of intracranial saccular aneurysms

Jennica Rica Nabong, Guido David
2017 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Rupture of intracranial saccular aneurysms is a primary concern for neurologists and patients because it leads to stroke and permanent disability. This paper examines the role of blood pressure, in connection with size of and wall thickness, in the rupture of saccular aneurysms. A bulb-shaped geometry of a saccular aneurysm is obtained from angiographic images of a patient and modeled using Finite Elements based on the principle of virtual work under the Fung stress-strain relationship. The
more » ... rical model is subjected to varying levels of systolic blood pressure. Rupture is assumed to occur when the wall stress exceeded its mechanical strength. The results show which sizes of this class of aneurysms are at high risk of rupture for varying levels of blood pressure.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/893/1/012054 fatcat:lee6igku2femrjapmwfo6r63ri