Incidence of superficial sylvian vein compromise and postoperative effects on CT imaging after surgical clipping of middle cerebral artery aneurysms.

@article{Dean2005IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of superficial sylvian vein compromise and postoperative effects on CT imaging after surgical clipping of middle cerebral artery aneurysms.},
  author={Bruce L Dean and Robert C. Wallace and Joseph M. Zabramski and Alan M Pitt and Christian. Bird and Robert F. Spetzler},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={2019-26}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dissection and retraction of the sylvian fissure can cause venous insufficiency and may be an important contributor to postoperative edema or hemorrhage after clipping of a middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm. The incidence of changes in the superficial middle cerebral vein (SMCV) and adjacent veins and whether such changes increase the amount of edema or hemorrhage on postoperative CT is the focus of this study. METHODS Pre- and postoperative angiograms of 100… CONTINUE READING