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Transpetrosal approach for aneurysms of the lower basilar artery.
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PMID:  4056899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extradural subtemporal access to the petrosal ridge and a resection of the anterior pyramidal bone produced direct observation of the lower basilar artery, with minimum retraction of the temporal lobe and preservation of the temporal bridging veins. Two patients with lower basilar trunk aneurysms facing toward the brain stem, were operated on by the "transpetrosal approach," with successful clipping of the aneurysms. Auditory function was preserved in one case. This approach decreases the possibility of retraction damage to the temporal lobe, brain stem, or cranial nerves, and may be helpful for surgery of aneurysms arising around the vertebrobasilar junction or at the origin of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery.
T Kawase; S Toya; R Shiobara; T Mine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-20     Completed Date:  1985-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  857-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Artery / surgery*
Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
Middle Aged
Petrous Bone / surgery

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