Letter to the Editor. The minipterional craniotomy: beyond the keyhole concept

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  • 1 Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; and
  • 2 Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo: ebgadelha@yahoo.com.br.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online July 24, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.4.JNS201241.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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    • Export Citation
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