Research Article

Intracranial aneurysms: analysis of results of microneurosurgery.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6036.607 (Published 11 September 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:607

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  1. C B Adams,
  2. A B Loach,
  3. S A O'laoire

    Abstract

    Subarachnoid haemorrhage from intracranial aneurysms has a poor prognosis. Operative management of intracranial aneurysms was once considered ineffective. The first 100 cases treated by micorsurgery were analysed to see whether mortality and morbidity were reduced. Modern surgical techniques halved the total mortality but the morbidity was unaltered. Results can be improved by delaying surgery seven days and by treating any hypertension before surgery.