Surgical Management of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms

  • James I. Ausman
  • Balaji Sadasivan
  • Fernando G. Diaz
  • Ghaus M. Malik
  • Manuel Dujovny
Conference paper


Posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are rare and make up 0.65%–3% of all intracranial aneurysms [11, 21]. In 1953, Rizzoli and Hayes first reported successful surgical treatment of a PICA aneurysm operated in 1947 [25]. Since then, there have been several reports on the surgical management of PICA aneurysms [6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 21]. However, as these aneurysms are rare, surgical experience with them has generally been limited. We present our experience over the past 9 years with 11 patients who underwent clipping of PICA aneurysms.


Vertebral Artery Intracranial Aneurysm Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Giant Aneurysm Henry Ford Hospital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James I. Ausman
    • 1
  • Balaji Sadasivan
    • 1
  • Fernando G. Diaz
    • 1
  • Ghaus M. Malik
    • 1
  • Manuel Dujovny
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA

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