Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
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VIGUERAS, Rogelio; VIGUERAS, Sebastián y LUNA, Francisco. Clinical and Epidemiological features of Cerebral Aneurysms in a Chilean regional hospital. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2003, vol.41, n.2, pp. 111-116. ISSN 0717-9227. doi: 10.4067/S0717-92272003000200004.
Objective. To determine the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of brain aneurysms from collected data. Material and Methods. A descriptive retrospective study of the protocols of patients with cerebral aneurysms who were operated in the Regional Hospital of Concepción, Chile between August 2000 to February 2002. Results. Of the 38 patients with protocols 2 patients had died. The majority (73,68%) were females. The average age was 48.79 years (DE + 13.67) and the incidence of chronic arterial hypertension was 39,47%. On admission 69.69% had a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 13 or more and 54.83% had a Grade III Hunt and Hess classification. Clinical signs of meningeal irritation were present in 60.52%, and 13.2% had third nerve palsy. Alle aneurysms were located in the anterior circulation. Surgery was performed on average on day 14.95 (DE + 10,04) and the average lenght of stay was 29.74 (DE + 10,21). Finally, 53.57% of the patients had a Karnofsky score of 100. Conclusions. Cerebral aneurysms represent a pathology which has important repercussions for society.
Palabras clave : aneurism; epidemiology; Glasgow Score.