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

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  • 1 University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and
  • 2 University of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil
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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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