Management of intracranial aneurysms: Factors that influence clinical grade and surgical outcome

Anil Nanda, Prasad Vannemreddy

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Abstract

Background: We report the experience in managing intracranial aneurysms at our medical center. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 297 intracranial aneurysms managed during a 6-year period. Risk factors were analyzed with respect to their influence on outcome after surgery as measured by Glasgow Outcome Scale score. Results: Fifty-eight patients had multiple aneurysms. Of all aneurysms, 83% were in the anterior circulation, 37% were unruptured, and 59% were larger than 10 mm in size. Good outcome was achieved in 75% of patients, and another 16% had fair outcomes. The mortality rate was 4%, and significant morbidity occurred in 5% of patients. Significant indicators of poor outcome were worsened clinical grade, posterior aneurysm location, and large aneurysm size. Conclusion: Hypertensive patients, older patients, and patients with posterior circulation aneurysms had poorer neurologic status, which significantly influenced outcome. Larger aneurysms and vertebrobasilar aneurysms were. associated with poor outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume96
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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