An Official publication of The Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AsianCNS)

Search Article
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Advertise Subscribe Contacts Login  Facebook Tweeter
  Users Online: 418 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size  
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 272-277

Surgical approaches to basilar apex aneurysms: An illustrative review

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Affiliated Peace Hospital of Changzhi Medical College, Changzhi, Republic of China
2 Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Gundishapour Academy of Neuroscience, Ahvaz, Iran
3 Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Gundishapour Academy of Neuroscience, Ahvaz, Iran; Stone Lion Neuro Clinic, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York, USA
4 Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
5 Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Banbuntane Stroke Center, Banbuntane Hospital, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Yoko Kato
Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Banbuntane Stroke Center, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University, Aichi
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_76_16

Rights and Permissions

Surgical management of basilar apex aneurysms remains one of the most challenging areas in neurovascular surgery. Technical demands of treating these aneurysms have inspired several generations of neurosurgeons to push the limitations of technical achievement. Advances in neuroanesthesia, cerebral protection paradigms, and critical care management have enhanced surgical outcomes of these lesions. Several approaches have been described to reach these lesions from anterolateral or lateral corridors. Each surgical approach has its own advantages and limitations and should be chosen for each patient according to the aneurysm's position, projection, parent arteries, and perforators. In this review, we will discuss pros and cons of the common approaches to these aneurysms with description of the important steps of each surgical procedure.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded230    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal