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11 Mini-Pterional Craniotomy

  • Behnam Rezai Jahromi
  • Felix Göhre
  • Juhana Frösen
  • Danil A. Kozyrev
  • Juha A. HernesniemiEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Mini-pterional approach or lateral supraorbital approach (LSO) is the consequent further development of the classic pterional approach to minimize size of the skull opening, operating time, and approach-related soft tissue trauma, while maintaining optimal view to the subfrontal space and a favorable trajectory for the dissection of the parasellar region, ACoA complex, and proximal Sylvian fissure.

Keywords

Aneurysms Approach Craniotomy Intracranial lesions Lateral supraorbital Mini-pterional 

Abbreviations

A1 and A2

First and second branch of anterior cerebral artery

ACA

Anterior cerebral artery

ACoA

Anterior communicating artery

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

ICA

Internal carotid artery

LSO

Lateral supraorbital approach

M1 and M2

First and second branches of middle cerebral artery

MCA

Middle cerebral artery

MCAbif

Middle cerebral artery bifurcation

PCA-P1

Posterior cerebral artery and its first branch

PCoA

Posterior communicating artery

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Behnam Rezai Jahromi
    • 1
  • Felix Göhre
    • 1
    • 2
  • Juhana Frösen
    • 3
  • Danil A. Kozyrev
    • 1
  • Juha A. Hernesniemi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHelsinki University Hospital & University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryBergmannstrost HospitalHalleGermany
  3. 3.Kuopio University Hospital, NeuroCenter, NeurosurgeryKuopioFinland

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