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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    Figueiredo EG , Deshmukh P , Nakaji P , The minipterional craniotomy: technical description and anatomic assessment . Neurosurgery . 2007 ;61 (5 Suppl 2 ):256 265 .

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 2

    Chiarullo M , Mura J , Rubino P , Technical description of minimally invasive extradural anterior clinoidectomy and optic nerve decompression. Study of feasibility and proof of concept . World Neurosurg . 2019 ;129 :e502 e513 .

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
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    Martínez-Pérez R , Hernández-Álvarez V , Maturana R , Mura JM . The extradural minipterional pretemporal approach for the treatment of spheno-petro-clival meningiomas . Acta Neurochir (Wien) . 2019 ;161 (12 ):2577 2582 .

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    Martinez-Perez R , Hardesty DA , Li R , Sylvian and insular exposure in the extended minipterional approach: landmarks, benefits, and quantitative analysis using a cadaveric study . World Neurosurg . 2020 ;138 :e859 e866 .

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    Martinez-Perez R , Albonette-Felicio T , Hardesty DA , Same viewing angle, minimal craniotomy enlargement, extreme exposure increase: the extended supraorbital eyebrow approach . Neurosurg Rev . Published online May 11, 2020. doi:10.1007/s10143-020-01306-2

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    Martinez-Perez R , Hardesty DA , Carrau RL , Prevedello DM . The extended eyebrow approach a cadaveric stepwise dissection . Acta Neurochir (Wien) . 2020 ;162 (3 ):617 621 .

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