Lessons learned by personal failures in aneurysm surgery: what went wrong, and why?

@article{Wester2009LessonsLB,
  title={Lessons learned by personal failures in aneurysm surgery: what went wrong, and why?},
  author={Knut Wester},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2009},
  volume={151},
  pages={1013-1024}
}
To analyse the intraoperative complications of a single neurosurgeon, with emphasis on devastating intraoperative incidents, and how they possibly could have been avoided. All the patients operated upon by the author between 1986 and 2002, i.e. 252 patients with 270 craniotomies for 294 aneurysms, were included. All intraoperative events that possibly could have influenced the clinical outcome were recorded prospectively. A total of 16 cases (6.3% of all the patients) with serious… CONTINUE READING

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