Neurosurgical procedures and acetylsalicylic acid medication – is it safe to operate after careful preoperative patient selection and interdisciplinary consent?

Julian Rathert, Mohamut Alhallak, Steffen Rosahl, Andreas Steinbrecher, Joachim Klisch, Harald Lapp & Rüdiger Gerlach
Objective: In the past the majority of Neurosurgeons rejected to perform neurosurgical procedures on patients while on aspirin. However, there are increasing data from cardiology and neurology which implicate, that cessation of perioperative aspirin therapy in patients with secondary prophylaxis carries[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]