Cerebral vasospasm with ruptured saccular aneurysm--the clinical manifestations.

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  • Fifty cases of verified intracranial ruptured saccular aneurysm were analyzed to investigate the relationship of the development of a delayed cerebral ischemic deficit to the presence of cerebral vasospasm visualized on angiography. Twenty-five patients developed a delayed ischemic deficit (DID), and all showed Grade 3+ or 4+ vasospasm. Nineteen patients had Grade 0, 1+, or 2+ vasospasm, and none developed a DID. It was concluded that in this study vasospasm accounted for all DID's and that in the absence of vasospasm DID did not occur. The DID occurred most often on Day 8 (7 of 25 cases).
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  • Neurosurgery  Journal
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  • Fisher CM; Roberson GH; Ojemann RG
  • Start Page

  • 245
  • End Page

  • 248
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  • 1
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  • 3