J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1996 May;25(5):1090-1096.

Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest for the Management of Complex Basilar tip Aneurysm with Moyamoya Disease

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Dong-A University, Pusan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dong-A University, Pusan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Anesthesiology, Dong-A University, Pusan, Korea.


Giant and complex aneurysm of the posterior circulation can pose several technical challenges with high operative morbidity. Recent advances in cardiac surgery have raised interest in the technique of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest for the management of giant and complex intracranial aneurysms of posterior circulation. The criteria for selecting patients for this procedure can be based on a preoperative analysis of available studies that suggests high risk with standard intervention. Using the technique of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, we have successfully operated on a case of complex basilar tip aneurysm with MoyaMoya disease resulting in no significant neurological complications. We therefore suggest that patients with giant and complex intracranial aneurysms of posterior circulation might benefit from the use of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest technique.


Deep hypothermia; Cardiopulmonary bypass; Baslar tip aneurysm; Mangement of aneurysms; Cerebral protection

MeSH Terms

Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Circulatory Arrest, Deep Hypothermia Induced*
Intracranial Aneurysm
Moyamoya Disease*
Thoracic Surgery
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