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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1989;18(7-12): 1020-1027.
Clinical Analysis of Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms.
Sung Hwan Kim, Young Jin Lim, Tae Sung Kim, Gook Ki Kim, Bong Arm Rhee, Won Leem
Department of Neurosurgery, Kyung Hee University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The authors analyzed 60 cases of ruptured internal carotid artery(ICA) aneurysms admitted and operated at Department of Neurosurgery in Kyung Hee University Hospital during the period from July 1983 to June 1988. The results of analysis were summarized as follows; 1) Mean age of patients was 51 years. ICA aneurysms occurred more frequently in female(47) than male(13). 2) Distribution of ICA aneurysms were ophthalmic aneurysm 8 cases(13.3%), posterior communicating aneurysm 40 cases(66.6%), anterior choroidal aneurysm 7 cases(11.6%), bifurcation aneurysm 5 cases(8.3%). 3) Most common direction of aneurysmal dome in ophthalmic, anterior choroidal and posterior communicating aneurysm was posterior-inferior-lateral and in bifurcation aneurysm was posterior-superior. 4) Multiple aneurysm was 23 cases(38%). 5) Incidence of clinical vasospasm was 48.3% and that of rebleeding was 20%. 6) Clipping was done in all cases, 2 cases combined with wrapping and 2 cases with trapping. 7) Mortality rate was 21.6%.
Key Words: Internal carotid artery aneurysm; Vasospasm; Rebleeding
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