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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2010;48(4): 330-334.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2010.48.4.330
Characteristics and Management of Residual or Slowly Recurred Intracranial Aneurysms.
Eun Hyun Ihm, Chang Ki Hong, Yu Shik Shim, Jin Young Jung, Jin Yang Joo, Seoung Woo Park
1Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yedamin@yuhs.ac
2Department of Neurosurgery, Konkuk University Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
3Department of Neurosurgery, Kangwon National University Hospital, Gangwon, Korea.
4Severance Institute of Vascular and Metabolic Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Residual aneurysm from incomplete clipping or slowly recurrent aneurysm is associated with high risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage. We describe complete treatment of the lesions by surgical clipping or endovascular treatment.
We analyzed 11 patients of residual or recurrent aneurysms who had undergone surgical clipping from 1998 to 2009. Among them, 5 cases were initially clipped at our hospital. The others were referred from other hospitals after clipping. The radiologic and medical records were retrospectively analyzed.
All patients presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage at first time, and the most frequent location of the ruptured residual or recurrent aneurysm was in the anterior communicating artery to posterior-superior direction. Distal anterior cerebral artery, posterior communicating artery, and middle cerebral artery was followed. Repositioning of clipping in eleven cases, and one endovascular treatment were performed. No residual aneurysm was found in postoperative angiography, and no complication was noted in related to the operations.
These results indicate the importance of postoperative or follow up angiography and that reoperation of residual or slowly recurrent aneurysm should be tried if such lesions being found. Precise evaluation and appropriate planning including endovascular treatment should be performed for complete obliteration of the residual or recurrent aneurysm.
Key Words: Intracranial aneurysm; Subarachnoid hemorrhage; Reoperation
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