Aneurysms of the Posterior Circulation

  • Vernard S. Fennell
  • Peter NakajiEmail author


Posterior circulation aneurysms continue to be difficult-to-treat lesions that are ideally approached in a multifaceted fashion to craft the most effective treatment specific not only to the lesion but also to the individual patient. As neuroendovascular surgery continues to evolve, so does the role of microsurgical treatment of these lesions. Because of the relative rarity of posterior circulation aneurysms at some centers, it becomes even more imperative to avoid known pitfalls when treating patients with them.


Aneurysms Complication avoidance Posterior cerebral circulation Skull base 



Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial


Cranial nerve


Cerebrospinal fluid




Posterior cerebral artery


Posterior communicating artery


Posterior inferior cerebellar artery


Superior cerebellar artery


Vertebral artery



The authors would like to thank the staff of Neuroscience Publications at Barrow Neurological Institute.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBarrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.c/o Neuroscience Publications, Department of NeurosurgeryBarrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

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