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Multimodal Monitoring Strategy Is Decisive in Elective Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Clipping: A Case Report


Dias, Sandra Fernandes; Jehli, Elisabeth; Regli, Luca; Sarnthein, Johannes; Germans, Menno R (2019). Multimodal Monitoring Strategy Is Decisive in Elective Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Clipping: A Case Report. World Neurosurgery, 122:43-47.

Abstract

BackgroundbThe intraoperative use of neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) and indocyanine green video angiography (ICGVA) for aneurysm clipping have evolved during the last years. Both modalities are useful and safe by allowing greater rates of complete aneurysm occlusion with less intraoperative complications and postoperative neurologic deficits. We report a case of attempted aneurysm clipping in which the combined use of ICGVA and IONM was crucial for intraoperative decision-making.
Case Descriptionb A 62-year-old woman was operated for an incidental 6-mm aneurysm at the origin of the right fronto-opercular branch. During aneurysm clipping, IONM amplitudes dropped drastically, despite patency of the parent artery and perforators in ICGVA. Several attempts for clipping were made with recurring drops in IONM amplitudes, which forced us to leave the aneurysm untreated. The patient had a postoperative left-sided hemiparesis that improved on follow-up. Thereafter, the aneurysm was treated with stent-assisted coiling.
Conclusions The combination of IONM and ICGVA during aneurysm surgery allows for a better assessment of vascular integrity and patient’s postoperative outcome than ICGVA alone. Simultaneous evaluation of vessel patency and integrity of the somatosensory and motor pathways illustrates the complementarity of testing different modalities for intraoperative decision-making and for maximizing safeness in aneurysm clipping.

Abstract

BackgroundbThe intraoperative use of neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) and indocyanine green video angiography (ICGVA) for aneurysm clipping have evolved during the last years. Both modalities are useful and safe by allowing greater rates of complete aneurysm occlusion with less intraoperative complications and postoperative neurologic deficits. We report a case of attempted aneurysm clipping in which the combined use of ICGVA and IONM was crucial for intraoperative decision-making.
Case Descriptionb A 62-year-old woman was operated for an incidental 6-mm aneurysm at the origin of the right fronto-opercular branch. During aneurysm clipping, IONM amplitudes dropped drastically, despite patency of the parent artery and perforators in ICGVA. Several attempts for clipping were made with recurring drops in IONM amplitudes, which forced us to leave the aneurysm untreated. The patient had a postoperative left-sided hemiparesis that improved on follow-up. Thereafter, the aneurysm was treated with stent-assisted coiling.
Conclusions The combination of IONM and ICGVA during aneurysm surgery allows for a better assessment of vascular integrity and patient’s postoperative outcome than ICGVA alone. Simultaneous evaluation of vessel patency and integrity of the somatosensory and motor pathways illustrates the complementarity of testing different modalities for intraoperative decision-making and for maximizing safeness in aneurysm clipping.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aneurysm, Clipping, Indocyanine Green-Video Angiography, Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, Vascular neurosurgery
Language:English
Date:1 February 2019
Deposited On:20 Nov 2018 13:09
Last Modified:07 May 2019 11:50
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1878-8750
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.096

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