Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2022 Jun 22. Epub 2022 Jun 22.
Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, 23-3 Matsuokashimoaizuki, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui, 910-1193, Japan.
Purpose: This study investigated the most significant factor for the preservation of the global neurocognitive status and frontal executive functions in the surgical clipping of unruptured anterior circulation aneurysms, specifically in keyhole and conventional clipping procedures.
Methods: The prospective study that was performed to examine the effects of aneurysm surgery on the patient's global neurocognitive status and frontal executive functions started on April 2016. After exclusion posterior circulation aneurysms, anterior communicating aneurysms treated by interhemispheric approach, giant aneurysms, and paraclinoid aneurysms, 23 patients who were enrolled before May 2017 were treated by conventional clipping, and 18 patients who were enrolled after June 2017 were treated by keyhole clipping. Read More