Posterior Circulation Aneurysms

  • Sydney J. Peerless
  • Charles G. Drake
Conference paper


More than 1400 patients with aneurysms arising from the vertebral and basilar arteries have been operated upon in the neurosurgical unit at the University of Western Ontario in the past 35 years. The majority (1100) underwent surgical treatment since 1970 and, therefore, enjoyed the benefits of contemporary neuroradiology, anesthesiology, and the use of the operating microscope and microtechniques. Throughout this period, a system of pre- and postoperative management, anesthetic technique, and operative approach has evolved.


Vertebral Artery Basilar Artery Posterior Circulation Giant Aneurysm Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery 
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    Drake CG (1979) The treatment of aneurysms of the posterior circulation. In: Carmel PW (ed) Clinical neurosurgery, vol. 26. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore pp 96–144Google Scholar
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    Peerless SJ, Drake CG (1985) Posterior circulation aneurysms. In: Wilkins RH Rengachary SS (eds) Neurosurgery. McGraw-Hill, New York, pp 1422–1437Google Scholar

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© Springer Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sydney J. Peerless
    • 1
  • Charles G. Drake
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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