Anaesthesia for surgical occlusion of the basilar artery. A technique involving intra-operative awakening to allow neurological assessment.

@article{Child1986AnaesthesiaFS,
  title={Anaesthesia for surgical occlusion of the basilar artery. A technique involving intra-operative awakening to allow neurological assessment.},
  author={C S Child and M P Heining and Ian Calder and Hugh Alan Crockard},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1986},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={191-4}
}
A case is described of a giant fusiform aneurysm of the basilar artery which was treated successfully by proximal surgical occlusion of the artery. The anaesthetic management involved the intra-operative awakening of the patient in order to assess neurological function immediately after application of the clip. The difficulties involved in this type of… CONTINUE READING