Br J Neurosurg 2022 May 17:1-4. Epub 2022 May 17.
Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Aneurysms of the basilar trunk represent an exceptional challenge to the neurosurgeon, due to high mortality and surgical morbidity. We present a 69-year-old man with a giant dolichoectatic thrombotic basilar trunk aneurysm (BTA), who underwent right orbitozygomatic craniotomy, posterior cerebral artery (PCA) to right middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass and trapping of the BTA. Unfortunately, patient died after surgery due to multiple foci of intraparenchymal haemorrhage and thrombosis of a short segment proximal to aneurysm trapped and his body was donated to the hospital, giving us the unique opportunity to compare intraoperative details with anatomical dissection findings, according to our previously published cadaveric neurosurgical research. Read More