Cardiopulmonary Bypass Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest and Barbiturate Cerebral Protection for the Treatment of Giant Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms in Children
Intracranial aneurysms in the pediatric population are rare lesions with a significant proportion occurring as giant aneurysms involving the vertebrobasilar system. The complex anatomy of these lesions frequently creates an extremely difficult management dilemma. We present two patients, a 9-year- old and a 13-year-old, with giant fusiform vertebrobasilar aneurysms, to illustrate the utility of cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermic circulatory arrest and barbiturate cerebral protection for successful surgical treatment of these complex intracranial vascular lesions in children. Â© 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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Greene, Karl A.; Marciano, Frederick F.; Hamilton, Mark G.; Herman, James M.; Rekate, Harold L.; and Spetzler, Robert F., "Cardiopulmonary Bypass Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest and Barbiturate Cerebral Protection for the Treatment of Giant Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms in Children" (1994). Neurosurgery. 69.