Failed aneurysm surgery. Reoperation in 115 cases

J Neurosurg. 1984 Nov;61(5):848-56. doi: 10.3171/jns.1984.61.5.0848.


Failure to obliterate intracranial aneurysms completely during initial surgery still occurs in spite of recent technical advances. Of the 115 reoperations reported in this series, 89% of the aneurysms were obliterated, and 84% of the patients had a satisfactory outcome. Twelve patients had poor results, three (2.6%) of whom were in poor condition before reoperation.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / mortality
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Neurosurgery / standards*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Reoperation
  • Time Factors