Surgical treatment of carotid cavernous aneurysms

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1998 Oct;9(4):755-63.


Carotid cavernous aneurysms are distinct entities. The anatomy of the cavernous sinus region has been well defined, and most spontaneous aneurysms of the cavernous sinus region carry a benign prognosis. Progressively symptomatic, traumatic, or infectious aneurysms require treatment. This can be accomplished by carotid occlusion, extra cranial to intracranial bypass, or direct surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / surgery
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery*
  • Cavernous Sinus / surgery*
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*