Intracranial Surgery for Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Five Years' Experience

David M. Kaufman, Kamran Tabaddor

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Abstract

During the previous five years, there were 133 cases of intracranial surgery for cerebral artery aneurysms. For patients with aneurysms in the anterior circulation and in good preoperative condition, the surgical morbidity was 28% and the mortality was 19%. A depressed sensorium preoperatively, an age of 50 years or above, and an interval of less than 15 days from rupture to surgery were associated with markedly increased mortality. The results of this series, which do not compare favorably with those from foreign referral centers, are partially the result of disproportionate numbers of patients in those poor-risk groups. The possible advantages of regionalization are, nevertheless, apparent. Further comparative studies should be conducted on an interinstitutional basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1710
Number of pages4
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume236
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 1976

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