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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 21(2); 1992 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1992;21(2): 135-145.
Clinical Studies on the Outcome of Operated Intracranial Aneurysms.
Chan Chung, Kwan Park, Young Baeg Kim, Byung Kook Min, Sung Nam Hwang, Jong Sik Suk, Duck Young Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The authors evaluated results of surgical outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in 190 patients between May, 1988, and April 1991, At admission, 78% of the patients were in relatively good neurologic condition and surgery was performed. At dischage, 10% of the patients had died and 58%, exhibited a complete recovery. Predictors for poor prognosis included the patient's low level of consciousness, old age, male sex, thickness of the subarachnoid blood clot on computerized tomography, preexisting hypertension, middle or anterior cerebral artery aneurysm and vasospasm.
Key Words: Aneurysm; Prognosis; Surgical outcome; Subarachnoid hemorrhage
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