<p>Background: Paraclinoid aneurysms, especially when they are large, can be quite difficult to treat, both endovascularly and through microsurgical clip reconstruction. There are many possibilities to approach this region surgically, and most hinge on total or partial removal of the anterior clinoid process. Gaining proximal control may be a challenge when space is limited, which is why Parkinson’s triangle may be a viable alternative in some cases. Methods: We describe in a stepwise fashion the steps used to reconstruct a very large paraclinoid aneurysm. We first attempted to gain proximal control in the carotid cave and later in Parkinson’s triangle because of limited manoeuvrability. Conclusion: Proximal control in Parkinson’s triangle can be a safe alternative when the post-clinoidal segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is short and working space is limited in paraclinoid aneurysm microsurgical clip reconstruction.</p>

doi.org/10.1007/s00701-021-04961-6, hdl.handle.net/1765/137141
Acta Neurochirurgica
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

V. (Victor) Volovici, & R. Dammers. (2021). How I do it: proximal control in parkinson’s triangle for a very large paraclinoid aneurysm. Acta Neurochirurgica, 163(11), 2967–2971. doi:10.1007/s00701-021-04961-6