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The management outcome of patients with a ruptured posterior circulation aneurysm.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta neurochirurgica
Publication Date
Volume
125
Issue
1-4
Pages
9–14
Identifiers
PMID: 8122563
Source
Medline
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Abstract

From 1979-1986 121 patients with a vertebro basilar aneurysm were admitted to the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow. Of the 121 patients, 97 presented with a subarachnoid haemorrhage. In these patients the management mortality was 30% and the operative mortality 13%. Sixteen patients rebled and 16 developed delayed ischaemia. The prognosis of a patient with a ruptured vertebro basilar aneurysm admitted to our Institute is similar to that of a patient with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage from an anterior circulation aneurysm.

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