Contralateral Vasospasm in an Uncomplicated Elective Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping. World neurosurgery Knight, J. A., Bigder, M. G., Brigido, M. M., Li, Y., Steinberg, G. K. 2020


Cerebral vasospasm (CVS) following clipping of an unruptured aneurysm is a rare phenomenon. When it does occur, CVS usually occurs on the side ipsilateral to the surgical intervention.Here, we report the case of a 68-year-old male who underwent right-sided pterional craniotomy for clipping of an unruptured, anterior communicating artery aneurysm and experienced contralateral vasospasm five days later.We further discuss the pathophysiology underlying vasospasm after uncomplicated craniotomy and non-hemorrhagic aneurysm clipping.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.136

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