Aneurysms of the vertebrobasilar system remain among the most challenging subsets of aneurysms to treat. Since Charles Drake's pioneering work in the 1960s, advances in microsurgical techniques have improved outcomes in the open surgical management of these aneurysms. In parallel, the field of endovascular neurosurgery has provided several safe and effective treatment options.
The authors wanted an illustration to summarize the various aneurysm locations and projections that affect decision making for open surgical versus endovascular treatment. Their work was published in the Neurosurgical Review 2021 DOI: 10.1007/s10143-020-01460-7
Client: Andrew Grande and Anthony Larson, University of Minnesota Department of Neurosurgery
Illustrator: Tonya Hines, CMI