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Table 3 Microsurgical clipping for anterior cerebral artery aneurysm and postoperative complications (n = 150)

From: Surgical outcomes of patients after treatment of ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysms: “real-world” evidence from southern Thailand

Variable n (%)
Time from onset to surgery (hours)  
 < 72 101 (67.3)
 ≥ 72 49 (32.7)
Surgical side  
 Right 51 (34.0)
 Left 99 (66.0)
Aneurysm obliterationa  
 Complete 146 (97.3)
 Incomplete 1 (0.7)
 NA 3 (2.0)
Interoperative rupture 22 (14.7)
Number clip(s)  
 1 106 (70.6)
 2 39 (26.0)
 3 5 (3.3)
Mean operation time ± SD (min) 339.2 ± 68.2
Mean estimate blood loss ± SD (mL) 632.4 ± 314.6
Intracranial complications  
 Cerebral infarction 55 (36.7)
 Neurological worsening 38 (25.3)
 Symptomatic vasospasm 33 (22.0)
 Hydrocephalus 9 (6.0)
 Seizure 8 (5.3)
 Intracerebral hemorrhage 4 (2.7)
Systemic complications  
 Acute DVT 2 (1.3)
 Acute PE 1 (0.7)
 Infectious complications 38 (25.3)
  Pneumonia 17 (11.3)
  Urinary tract infection 8 (5.3)
  Meningitis 6 (4.0)
  Wound infection 1 (0.7)
Mean LOS ± SD (days) 22.8 ± 38.7 (range 1–315 days)
  1. aAneurysm obliteration was recorded by neurosurgeon that might be defined by direct observation or using intravenous indocyanine green injection
  2. DVT, deep vein thrombosis of leg; LOS, length of hospital stays; NA, not available; PE, pulmonary embolism; SD, standard deviation; UTI, urinary tract infection