Skull Base Techniques for Aneurysm Occlusion

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1998 Oct;9(4):713-24.


Aneurysms of the vertebrobasilar system carry relatively high operative mortality and morbidity due to their anatomical location. A variety of skull base techniques is described to improve access to these lesions and to reduce or abolish the need for retration on neurovascular structures. Surgical results are generally favorable and should encourage a more widespread application of these techniques in appropriate circumstances.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arteries / surgery
  • Craniotomy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Skull Base / blood supply
  • Skull Base / surgery*