Thirty-five patients with unruptured aneurysms were treated between 1981 and 1987. Eight of them had either transient ischemic attacks or reversible ischemic neurological deficits as their presenting symptoms. Six of the eight patients underwent direct aneurysm surgery. All eight patients are well, and have had no recurrent attack during the follow-up period ranging from 2 to 7 years. The feasibility of surgical treatment for such aneurysms associated with reversible ischemic symptoms is discussed.