Effect of Nimodipine on the Outcome Following Operation for Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms

  • W. Köning
  • K. Lukow
  • J. Menzel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 18)


The outcome of patients treated surgically for ruptured intracranial aneurysms is influenced by the severity of the initial subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) [4,10], the onset of delayed ischemic deterioration (DID) [9,11], and rebleeding [1]. Several studies have suggested a protective anti-ischemic effect of nimodipine for DID [2,3,5–7]. Therefore we have changed our regime of operative management to early surgery combined with intravenous nimodipine medication. Retrospectively we have reviewed the outcome of our patients treated with and without nimodipine.


Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Intracranial Aneurysm Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Permanent Neurological Deficit Nimodipine Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Köning
  • K. Lukow
  • J. Menzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik der Städt. Krankenanstalten Köln-MerheimKöln 91Germany

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