Cerebral revascularization for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms of the posterior circulation: microsurgical anatomy, techniques and outcomes

J Neurointerv Surg. 2011 Sep;3(3):249-54. doi: 10.1136/jnis.2010.004176. Epub 2011 Jan 25.


While the trend for endovascular therapy of posterior circulation aneurysms is permeating, cerebrovascular bypass remains essential in the armamentarium for complex lesions not amendable to these techniques. This review discusses the microsurgical anatomy of the posterior fossa intracranial circulation, as well as the techniques and outcomes related to cerebrovascular bypass.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arteries / anatomy & histology
  • Arteries / surgery
  • Cerebellum / blood supply
  • Cerebral Revascularization / methods*
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Microsurgery
  • Treatment Outcome