Letter to the Editor. Rendering unto Caesar: mini-pterional and mini-orbitozygomatic approaches

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TO THE EDITOR: We have read with great attention the article by Yağmurlu and colleagues9 (Yağmurlu K, Safavi-Abbasi S, Belykh E, et al: Quantitative anatomical analysis and clinical experience with mini-pterional and mini-orbitozygomatic approaches for intracranial aneurysm surgery. J Neurosurg 127:646–659, September 2017). It is indeed a very interesting paper, and we agree with many of the authors’ statements, including the fact that these two approaches have become standard cranial exposures for many surgeons who perform cerebrovascular and neuro-oncological procedures.1–8 However, we also noticed many methodological incongruencies that we think are worth

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INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online January 19, 2017; DOI: 10.3171/2017.6.JNS171319.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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