Transpalpebral approach in skull base surgery: how I do it
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Keyhole surgery has been actively developing in the last two decades. Modern neuroimaging, preoperative individual planning, and innovative neurosurgical equipment allow us to operate through mini craniotomy with minimization of approach-related complications.
Preoperative planning is very critical. After the patient positioning, skin incision, craniotomy, and dura incision are performed. Intradural lesion is reached with standard microneurosurgical technique. A watertight dura closure is important.
Transpalpebral approach can be good alternative to traditional, extended fronto-lateral craniotomies with excellent cosmetic and functional outcomes. Adequate selection of patients is important.
KeywordsKeyhole Transpalpebral approach Cerebral aneurysms Skull base surgery Minimally invasive neurosurgery
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