Prognosis of Surgically Treated Intracranial Arterial Aneurysm Patients

Ottis M. Ballenger, Michael Salcman, Thomas B. Ducker, Phanor Perot

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Abstract

From 1969 to 1973, we undertook a direct surgical therapeutic approach with 62 patients who had intracranial aneurysms. The surgical mortality for patients in the first three clinical grades was 5%. Sixty-eight percent of the entire group of patients had improved conditions at follow-up. When these results are compared to the expected outcome of the natural course of the disease under conservative management, the superiority of the direct approach is seen. With the aid of modern instrumentation, anesthesia, steroid therapy, and magnification, neurosurgical centers handling a reasonable volume of these cases should achieve comparable results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1845-1847
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume237
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Intracranial Aneurysm
Anesthesia
Steroids
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Prognosis of Surgically Treated Intracranial Arterial Aneurysm Patients. / Ballenger, Ottis M.; Salcman, Michael; Ducker, Thomas B.; Perot, Phanor.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 237, No. 17, 25.04.1977, p. 1845-1847.

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Ballenger, Ottis M. ; Salcman, Michael ; Ducker, Thomas B. ; Perot, Phanor. / Prognosis of Surgically Treated Intracranial Arterial Aneurysm Patients. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1977 ; Vol. 237, No. 17. pp. 1845-1847.
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