Aneurysms in the Elderly

  • R. A. C. Jones
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 6)


While the highest incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage occurs in the 5th and 6th decades of life, approximately 20% of such haemorrhages present in the 7th and subsequent decades (3), when consideration of age assumes increasing importance in treatment, since the increasing incidence of other diseases, particularly ischaemic heart disease and hypertension, may modify attitudes to the risk of re-bleeding.


Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Intracranial Aneurysm Functional Grade Aneurysm Rupture Late Death 
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