Pontine infarction caused by medial branch injury of the basilar artery as a rare complication of cisternal drain placement

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Horiuchi, Tetsuyoshi; Yamamoto, Yasunaga; Kuroiwa, Masafumi; Rahmah, Nunung Nur; Hongo, Kazuhiro;
  • Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
  • Journal: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE,volume 19,issue 4,pages592-593
  • Subject: Aneurysm | Complication | Subarachnoid hemorrhage | Infarction | Cisternal drain
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | cardiovascular diseases

We present a rare complication of cisternal drain placement during aneurysm surgery. A ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm was clipped through a right pterional approach. A cisternal drain was inserted from the retro-carotid to the prepontine cistern. Postop... View more
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