Treatment of a partially thrombosed giant aneurysm of the vertebral artery by aneurysm trapping and direct vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery end-to-end anastomosis: technical case report.

@article{Benes2006TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of a partially thrombosed giant aneurysm of the vertebral artery by aneurysm trapping and direct vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery end-to-end anastomosis: technical case report.},
  author={Ludwig Benes and Christoph Kappus and Ulrich Sure and Helmut Bertalanffy},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 1 Suppl 1},
  pages={ONSE166-7; discussion ONSE166-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to focus for the first time on the operative management of a direct vertebral artery (VA)-posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) end-to-end anastomosis in a partially thrombosed giant VA-PICA-complex aneurysm and to underline its usefulness as an additional treatment option. METHODS The operative technique of a direct VA-PICA end-to-end anatomosis is described in detail. The VA was entering the large aneurysm sack. Distally, the PICA originated… CONTINUE READING

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