It is not realistic to specify the single most important aspect of an operative procedure, namely, diagnosis, anatomic localization, blood control, flap selection, exposure, or head and body position. It is realistic, however to assert that, if the surgeon positions the child’s head and body properly—taking into consideration the location of the lesion, the planned skin incision, and bone flap—he will, throughout the operation, be oriented anatomically and will always have the lesion at the center of his operative field.
KeywordsPosterior Fossa Neutral Position External Ventricular Drain Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Operating Microscope
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