The Operative Approach to Aneurysms of the Anterior Communicating Artery

  • M. G. Yaşargil
  • J. L. Fox
  • M. W. Ray
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 2)


The early operations in which anterior communicating artery aneurysms (ACAA) were found were actually discoveries during surgery for suprasellar tumors. In 1929 Cushing described two such aneurysms found during transfrontal explorations; neither aneurysm was treated. In 1933 Dott and in 1936 Tönnis each reported an ACAA treated by covering with muscle. In 1937 both McConnell and Jefferson and in 1942 Dandy, Klemme, and Woolsey each reported similar cases treated by packing the aneurysm internally with muscle. In 1939 Russel stated that W. V. Cone had excised an ACAA after clipping the adjoining arteries. In 1942 Dandy reported his first case of ACAA and in 1944 described a total of six operated cases. These early cases presented as tumors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Yaşargil
    • 1
  • J. L. Fox
    • 1
  • M. W. Ray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, University of ZürichKantonsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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