Combined cesarean section and clipping of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm: a case report

J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 1997 Oct;9(4):341-5. doi: 10.1097/00008506-199710000-00009.


We present a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm of the right internal carotid artery in a patient at 34 weeks of gestation (G2P1). A combined surgical procedure (cesarean section followed by clipping of the aneurysm) was performed with good maternal and fetal outcome. The differential diagnosis, the timing of neurosurgery, and the anesthetic techniques used are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / surgery*
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / surgery*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / surgery