By Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. phil. B. O. Hütter (auth.)
The information approximately assorted aneurysm destinations given within the current paintings in actual fact display that the standard and the severity of the neuropsycho logical impairments after subarachnoid hemorrhage are specifically depending on the anatomical situation and quantity of the bleeding. additionally, the occasionally inevitable transitority clipping of perforating vessels turns out to play an important position with recognize to later neuropsychological disturbances. in view that sleek aneurysm surgical procedure is played within the acute part presently after the hemorrhage, the findings mentioned within the current paintings are, in accordance with my opinion, of specific relevance. within the mild of the current in depth dialogue concerning the indication for microneurosurgical clipping or neuroradiological interventional coiling of intracranial aneurysms, the implications given right here in by means of B. O. Hutter might be considered as an issue for the surgical intervention, specifically as the extravasated blood can purely be cleared by means of surgical procedure. for that reason, this booklet might be an proposal for the neurosurgical reader for a better collaboration with psychologically expert scientists. this can be vital for all intracranial approaches and never just for the subject of subarachnoid hemorrhage coated through this book.
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Furthermore, an exposition time of at least 48 hours is required for the development of vasospasm, so that the removal of blood on time can prevent vasospasm. Moreover, the, overall conditions for the surgical intervention become worse from the second to the third day, because the brain increases in volume due to the development 'o f cerebral edema and then, the blood clots can hardly be removed (Gilsbach, Poeck and Piscol, 1993). In addition, the toxic exposure of the 'blood or its breakdown products on the vessel walls, probably mediated by oxyhemoglobin, has already taken place (Hughes and Oppenheimer, 1969).
It is of particular importance in this case to take notice of the perforating arteries originating from the ACoA, which should - as shown in this figure - be spared under all circumstances. Surgical clipping is possible in approximately 90% of all cerebral aneurysms with a low mortality and morbidity (Gilsbach, Poeck and Piscol, 1993). , 1982). In giant aneurysms, the surgical difficulty is much higher and, therefore, the frequency of operative mortality and severe neurological impairments can reach up to 30% (Hamburger, Schonberger and Lange, 1992; Drake, 1979; Sundt and Piepgras, 1979).
1990), daily Doppler sonography (TeD) and modified triple "H"-therapy, only 1% of all fatalities are attributable directly to cerebral vasospasm. Of the remaining 32 patients with aneurysmal SAH in whom no indication for surgery was seen because of their poor clinical state, 25 (78%) died. , 1999). 4. 1. The importance of the anatomical distribution of the hemorrhage The wide distribution of CCT scanners has led to a faster and more reliable diagnosis of SAH. Furthermore; the possibility arose to determine the amount of blood and its anatomical distribution exactly.