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Although the importance of not opening the dura unnecessarily has been fully recognized both in regard to cerebral dura2,10 and spinal dura for some time, inadequate attention has been devoted to its repair in cases of penetrating wounds of the brain. The necessity for careful repair of the laceration of the dura in the region of the cribriform plate or one of the paranasal sinuses has long been known by neurologic surgeons.6 On the other hand, deliberate meticulous repair of a laceration of the dura under the vault of the skull has not
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