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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)
Subdural hematomas (SDH) from ruptured aneurysm (RA) are much less common than intracerebral (ICH) hematomas or subarachnoid (SAH) or intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). With computerized tomography, preoperative diagnosis is now made more often. The authors have collected 18 such cases from a review of 897 cases of RA admitted to eleven medical centers in(More)
Nine cases of giant unclippable aneurysms treated with the detachable balloon technique are reported. Adjunctive surgical bypass procedures and arterial ligation were also carried out in four and one cases, respectively. All the patients tolerated occlusion of the carotid artery (eight cases) or of both vertebral arteries (one case). Three patients(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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to present the clinical and radiological characteristics, surgical management, and outcome in a large series of patients with aneurysms of the distal anterior cerebral artery (DACA) managed in the microsurgical era. METHODS The records of 1109 patients with anterior circulation aneurysms managed at the authors'(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 AND PURPOSE This study reports the surgical results in those patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy in the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET). METHODS The rates of perioperative stroke and death at 30 days and the final assessment of stroke severity at 90 days were calculated. Regression modeling was used to(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)