A retrospective study of 119 operative procedures for intracranial aneurysm was performed to compare the clinical result with microsurgical technique vs. that with standard instruments and without magnification; the operative technique was the major variable. The study demonstrated more normal patients, less intraoperative aneurysm rupture, and a greater capacity to isolate the aneurysm definitively with microsurgical technique. Anatomically and pathologically more difficult aneurysms had an even greater percentage of good clinical results when treated microsurgically. Familiarity and experience with microsurgical technique was associated with better clinical results, whereas the results with direct vision remained static.
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- Clinical Neurology