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Saving the frontal branch during a low fronto-orbital approach

Abstract

This report describes the anatomy of the frontal branch of the seventh nerve and a technique for assuring its preservation when doing a low frontal approach. By dissecting under both layers of the temporal fascia, rapid and safe access to the inferior fronto-orbital region may be achieved. This technique is recommended for exposure of a bony lesion in the fronto-orbital region and when performing an osteoplastic pterional craniotomy.

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Hochberg, J., Kaufman, H. & Ardenghy, M. Saving the frontal branch during a low fronto-orbital approach. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 19, 161–163 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00450252

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Key words

  • Facial nerve
  • Frontal branch
  • Anatomy