[Microsurgical management of intracranial giant aneurysms]

Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2012 Aug;32(8):1214-7.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To study the surgical timing, strategy and outcome of intracranial giant aneurysms.

Methods: The clinical and surgical data of 15 cases of intracranial giant aneurysms treated between January, 2001 and January, 2010 were analyzed. Aneurysm clipping was performed in 8 cases, aneurysm trapping with extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass in 1 case, parent artery occlusion with EC-IC bypass using great saphenous vein graft in 3 cases, aneurysm resection with aneurysm wall suture in 1 case, and exclusive aneurysm trapping in 2 cases.

Results: Deaths occurred in 2 (13%) of the cases. Good surgical outcomes were achieved in 12 cases (80%), and poor outcome was found in 1 case (7%) after the surgery.

Conclusion: Individualized surgical planning is suggested for microsurgical management of intracranial giant aneurysms, and the operation should be performed by surgeons having sufficient microsurgical experience and capable of vessel reconstruction.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Male
  • Microsurgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurosurgical Procedures*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome