Neuropsychological outcome of patients operated upon for an intracranial aneurysm: Analysis of general prognostic factors and of the effects of the location of the aneurysm

A. Desantis, M. Laiacona, R. Barbarotto, A. Basso, R. Villani, D. Spagnoli, E. Capitani

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Abstract

One hundred and fourteen patients operated on for an intracranial aneurysm were followed up in order to investigate their neuropsychological outcome and to detect if there were any clinical features assessed around the time of operation that had prognostic significance. The neurospychological examination evaluated language, apraxia, memory, intelligence and spatial ability. In the statistical analysis the overall severity of neuropsychological disorder was studied. 'Late surgery timing' had a negative influence upon the neuropsychological outcome. There was not a difference between different aneurysm sites. Several patients with an apparently good clinical outcome showed neuropsychological deficits. Neuropsychological assessment is important in the evaluation of outcome after subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1140
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume52
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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