Vertebrobasilar junction giant aneurysm: Lessons learned from a neurosurgical audit and anatomical investigation

Domenico Iacopino, Mario Ganau, Francesca Graziano, Arthur John Ulm, Vittorio Maria Russo, Valentina Maria Russo

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The treatment of vascular lesions of the vertebrobasilar junction (VBJ) remains a challenging task in the neurosurgical practice and the gold standard therapy is still under debate. In this article, the authors report a detailed postmortem study of a VBJ giant aneurysm (GA) previously endovascularly treated.Although the decision-making process for the vast majority of neurosurgical treatment can nowadays be accurately carried out during the preoperative planning (i.e., with the aid of neuroimaging fusion protocols, neuronavigation platforms, etc.) meant to maximize the anatomical understanding of the lesions and minimize possible intraprocedural challenges, this postmortem study represents the ultimate essence of neurosurgical audit as the laboratory investigations allowed to reevaluate the clinical history of VBJ GA, and reassess the multiple strategies available for its treatment with a straightforward anatomical perspective. Specifically, the lessons learned through this clinical and laboratory work uphold a great educational value regarding the complex management of those lesions, including the possible role of combined skull base surgical approaches.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)718-722
Numero di pagine5
RivistaBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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