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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1990;103(1-2):27-9.

Long-term results of wrapping of intracranial ruptured aneurysms.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Japan.

Abstract

We report the long term result of the treatment of 29 intracranial ruptured aneurysms by wrapping with or without coating. These patients were followed for a mean period of 11 years. The outcome of all patients was as follows; 19 were categorized as good, 2 were severely disabled, on the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), and 8 died. The rebleeding occurred in 5 patients within 3 years after surgery, and all died. There was an overall rate of 17% of rebleeding in our series, which is much higher than the rebleeding rate after aneurysm treatment by clipping of the neck but lower than the usual rebleeding rate in conservatively treated cases. In conclusion, the wrapping as a choice of treatment of ruptured aneurysms is not a safe alternative to the direct operative occlusion of the aneurysmal sack.

PMID:
2360463
DOI:
10.1007/bf01420188
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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