Surgical Treatment of Basilar Aneurysms
Surgical management of basilar artery aneurysms is still difficult despite the introduction of microneurosurgical techniques. Since 1961, we have developed various safety surgical techniques to deal with ruptured cerebral aneurysms and have reported on aneurysms of the anterior circle of Willis [7, 8, 11]. In the present study, we evaluate our direct operations on basilar aneurysms over the past 25 years, directing particular attention to the surgical methods employed. We discuss these cases and describe special surgical techniques which involve temporary vascular occlusion with the administration of the “Sendai Cocktail.”
KeywordsTemporal Lobe Basilar Artery Posterior Cerebral Artery Moyamoya Disease Superior Cerebellar Artery
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