A successfully treated case of giant basilar artery aneurysm utilizing a balloon catheter occlusion and the brain protective substances

T. Kinjo, K. Mizoi, Akira Takahashi, T. Yoshimoto, J. Suzuki

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Abstract

A case of giant basilar artery aneurysm successfully treated utilizing balloon catheter under the administration of 20% mannitol, dexamethasone, vitamin E (Sendai Cocktail) is reported. Direct operation was performed just after the inflation of balloon within the aneurysm which made temporary occlusion of the aneurysm to make the operation safely. After removal of some amount of thrombosed aneurysm, temporary clips were applied on the basilar and bilateral posterior cerebral arteries, and then the neck of aneurysm was clipped. The combined use of the balloon, Sendai cocktail and temporary clips were recommended in such a case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalNeurological Surgery
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Sep 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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