Postoperative recovery of third nerve palsy due to posterior communicating aneurysms

Br J Neurosurg. 1989;3(1):109-11. doi: 10.3109/02688698909001032.

Abstract

Postoperative recovery of third nerve palsy due to a posterior communicating artery aneurysm was correlated with pre- and intraoperative factors. The only significant factor determining recovery was the degree of preoperative deficit. The presence of subarachnoid haemorrhage, timing of surgery and aspiration of the aneurysmal sac did not influence recovery.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / mortality
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oculomotor Nerve*
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Retrospective Studies