Step-wise pterional combined epidural and subdural approach to clip large carotid-ophthalmic segment aneurysms

Acta Neurochirurgica (2019) 161:607–610

Microsurgical clipping of large ophthalmic-carotid artery (OA) aneurysms is technically challenging. Among the reported approaches, pterional combined epidural and subdural approach is one of the efficient choices.

Method We have applied this approach to treat a 33-year old female patient with a left large OA aneurysm. The step-wise technical details of this approach are reported.

Conclusion We show that it is a safe way to clip large OA aneurysms through a step-wise pterional combined epidural and subdural approach, which could make a clear anatomy and a confident manipulation.