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Management of ruptured and unruptured intracranial vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms.
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PMID:  22018807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADA) are challenging disorders for neurosurgeons. Between December 2005 and May 2010, we treated 12 patients for DA of the intracranial VA. Three were treated by open surgery, seven underwent endovascular manipulation, and two were conservatively managed. Nine patients presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage from the ruptured aneurysm, and of these, two experienced abrupt re-hemorrhage and three presented with symptoms of brainstem ischemia. One of the two patients with a re-hemorrhage underwent conservative management and died in hospital of re-bleeding at 30days after initial presentation. No postoperative neurological deficits occurred in patients treated by open surgery or via an endovascular approach. No re-hemorrhage or ischemic symptoms were observed in the 11 remaining patients during the mean 29-month (range: 14-54-month) follow-up. The chosen management strategy should be developed according to the patient's clinical condition and imaging results. Endovascular treatment, which includes several techniques, is the first choice for most patients.
Wandong Su; Shouzhong Gou; Shilei Ni; Gang Li; Yuguang Liu; Shugan Zhu; Xingang Li
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurosurgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, 107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China.
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