Paraclinoid carotid aneurysms

Vijayakumar Javalkar, Anirban Deep Banerjee, Anil Nanda

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Abstract

Paraclinoid aneurysms originate from the internal carotid artery between the distal dural ring and the posterior communicating artery. Giant, multiple and bilateral aneurysms are more frequent in this group of aneurysms. Surgical clipping of these aneurysms is technically challenging due to the adjacent bony anatomy and neurovascular structures. Operative mortality has been reduced substantially due to advances in microsurgical techniques. However, there is still no uniformity with respect to the surgical procedures used, especially regarding the use of skull-base approaches and resection of the anterior clinoid process. Due to the complexity of these aneurysms, endovascular procedures are used frequently to treat these aneurysms. We have reviewed the anatomical, radiological aspects and classification of paraclinoid aneurysms. Surgical and endovascular management options are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

Keywords

  • Aneurysm clipping
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Ophthalmic aneurysms
  • Paraclinoid aneurysms

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