When is surgical delay indicated for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Delayed surgery (ie, 10-14 d after SAH) may be considered for large aneurysms in difficult locations or for candidates in poor clinical condition. Surgery is indicated for ruptured or symptomatic aneurysms in patients without extenuating contraindications or considerably advanced age. Surgery generally is precluded if the clinical status is poor, corresponding to Hunt and Hess grade 4 or 5.


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