Long-term follow-up of disability among patients with posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm

Ali Nourbakhsh, Kristopher M. Katira, Christina Notarianni, Prasad Vannemreddy, Bharat Guthikonda, Anil Nanda

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Abstract

We retrospectively analyzed long-term follow-up data for 15 patients after treatment for posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm, particularly in relation to disability as assessed using the Modified Rankin Scale (MRS) score. Patients had a mean follow-up of 38 months. At follow-up, 53% of patients, those with an MRS score of ≤3, were able to lead an independent life, despite minor deficits. Patients with larger aneurysms may be more susceptible to lower cranial nerve palsies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)980-983
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Disability
  • Modified Rankin Scale
  • Posterior inferior cerebellar artery

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