Surgical repair of aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery--a clinical series

Surg Neurol. 1989 Feb;31(2):85-91. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(89)90316-9.

Abstract

Aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery are relatively rare. Fourteen such aneurysms (10 vertebral, 4 peripheral) are reported, and their clinical presentation, surgical therapy, and outcome are discussed. All 14 patients had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage; 93% (n = 13) underwent direct clipping of the aneurysm while 7% (n = 1) underwent coating of the aneurysm. Two patients died in the perioperative period (one from vasospasm and one from rebleeding). Full activity was achieved by all but one (92%) of the remaining patients in extended follow-up.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Arteries / surgery
  • Cerebellum / blood supply*
  • Cerebellum / surgery
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Craniotomy / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Posture
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging