Journal article

Early surgery for posterior circulation aneurysms following subarachnoid haemorrhage.

KH Siu, JD Laidlaw, NW Dorsch

J Clin Neurosci | Published : 1994


A retrospective analysis of 32 patients with posterior circulation aneurysms operated on within three days of subarachnoid haemorrhage is presented. The cases were treated at two Australian neurosurgery units over a five year period (1988-1992), both units having a policy of treating patients of all grades and all ages with early surgery. No patients suffered rebleeding. Five patients developed clinical vasopasm. Twenty-four patients (75%) had a good outcome (Glasgow Outcome Score 1-2), three had a poor outcome (GOS 3), and five died (16%). Of the five deaths, three presented as Hunt and Hess grade V. The results are considered in detail and the literature regarding the timing of surgery for..

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