Postoperative Long-Term Results After Aneurysm Surgery Among Patients Treated with Nimodipine

  • J. Hampl
  • H. Berger
  • M. Degenhard
  • E. Irle
  • J. Kunert
  • S. Kunze
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 18)


With the introduction of the calcium channel blocker nimodipine, the incidence of permanent neurological deficits (PNDs) was significantly reduced [1,4]. In our present study 9.8% of the patients had PNDs at a follow-up evaluation; 2.4% of these neurological deficits were due to postoperative vasospasm. Despite this success in respect of neurological outcome, several studies [11,14,15] have shown severe cognitive impairment of patients after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).


Intracranial Aneurysm Cerebral Aneurysm Aneurysm Surgery Permanent Neurological Deficit Hess Grade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hampl
  • H. Berger
  • M. Degenhard
  • E. Irle
  • J. Kunert
  • S. Kunze
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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