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Of 59 cases of vertebrobasilar junction aneurysms diagnosed and treated from January 1977 to April 1986, 21 (35.5%) saccular aneurysms arose in a fenestration of the proximal basilar artery. Defects of the media at the junctures of the fenestrated segments, as well as the possible presence of turbulent flow at the vertebrobasilar junction, may explain the(More)
Hunterian proximal artery occlusion was used in the treatment of 160 of 335 patients harboring giant aneurysms of the anterior circulation. One hundred and thirty-three of these aneurysms arose from the internal carotid arteries, 20 from the middle cerebral arteries, and seven from the anterior cerebral arteries. Ninety percent of the patients had(More)
The role of embolization in the management of brain arteriovenous malformations remains controversial. The benefits of embolization alone are not clear and surgical removal may be technically difficult or impossible in many cases. In an attempt to facilitate surgical removal, we performed preoperative embolization in 15 cases using a mixture of isobutyl-2(More)
Of 68 patients with unclippable aneurysms treated by proximal artery occlusion with detachable balloons, permanent occlusion was achieved in 65; of these patients, 37 had carotid artery aneurysms below the origin of the ophthalmic artery, 21 had aneurysms arising from the supraclinoid portion of the carotid artery, six had basilar trunk aneurysms, and one(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the feasibility and diagnostic relevance of repetitive dynamic (contrast-enhanced) CT measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), and mean transit time (MTT) in the first 3 weeks after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In 15 patients with SAH, 59 dynamic CT studies including(More)
A review of 100 cases of carotid-ophthalmic aneurysms has been undertaken to detail their associated visual signs and the effect of surgical treatment on visual function. Thirty-two patients (25 of 61 with intact aneurysms, 7 of 39 with ruptured aneurysms) had visual abnormalities. Visual field abnormalities were found in all these patients, and visual(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine how the prognosis of patients who presented with a recent ischemic event referable to a 70% to 99% stenosis of one carotid artery (ipsilateral) was altered by stenosis and occlusion of the contralateral carotid artery. The benefit of performing carotid endarterectomy on the recently symptomatic artery, in the(More)
BACKGROUND Endarterectomy benefits certain patients with carotid stenosis, but benefits are lessened by perioperative surgical risk. Acetylsalicylic acid lowers the risk of stroke in patients who have experienced transient ischaemic attack and stroke. We investigated appropriate doses and the role of acetylsalicylic acid in patients undergoing carotid(More)