Small Aneurysms at the Bifurcation of the Basilar Artery 493 Patients

  • Charles G. Drake
  • Sydney J. Peerless
  • Juha A. Hernesniemi


The basilar bifurcation is the most common aneurysm site (50.7%) in the posterior circulation, comprising about 5–6% of all solitary intracranial aneurysms. The majority are saccular, but a few (< 1%) are fusiform in origin. This aneurysm has proved to be the most difficult of all intracranial aneurysms, surgeons having taken a decade longer to reduce its surgical morbidity to near that of any on the anterior circulation.


Basilar Artery Small Aneurysm Middle Fossa Basilar Artery Occlusion Interpeduncular Cistern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles G. Drake
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sydney J. Peerless
    • 2
  • Juha A. Hernesniemi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Western Ontario, University HospitalLondonCanada
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Western Ontario, University HospitalLondonCanada
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital of KuopioKuopioFinland

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