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Common carotid ligation for the treatment of ruptured posterior communicating aneurysms
  1. R. V. Jeffreys1,
  2. A. E. Holmes
  1. Department of Neurological Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge


    Sixty-four consecutive cases of ruptured posterior communicating aneurysms were investigated. Fifty-one cases were treated by abrupt ligation of the common carotid artery with no operative mortality and a small temporary operative morbidity.

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    • 1 Present address: Department of Neurosurgery, The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London.