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Aneurysms of the Posterior Circulation

  • Vernard S. Fennell
  • Peter Nakaji
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Abstract

Posterior circulation aneurysms continue to be difficult-to-treat lesions that are ideally approached in a multifaceted fashion to craft the most effective treatment specific not only to the lesion but also to the individual patient. As neuroendovascular surgery continues to evolve, so does the role of microsurgical treatment of these lesions. Because of the relative rarity of posterior circulation aneurysms at some centers, it becomes even more imperative to avoid known pitfalls when treating patients with them.

Keywords

Aneurysms Complication avoidance Posterior cerebral circulation Skull base 

Abbreviations

BRAT

Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial

CN

Cranial nerve

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

OZ

Orbitozygomatic

PCA

Posterior cerebral artery

PCoA

Posterior communicating artery

PICA

Posterior inferior cerebellar artery

SCA

Superior cerebellar artery

VA

Vertebral artery

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the staff of Neuroscience Publications at Barrow Neurological Institute.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBarrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.c/o Neuroscience Publications, Department of NeurosurgeryBarrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

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