Reconstruction of the temporalis muscle for the pterional craniotomy

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✓ Several techniques have been employed to incise the temporalis muscle for the pterional craniotomy. The authors describe a method which provides the advantage of a free bone flap, yet allows anatomical reapproximation of the temporalis muscle to its bone attachment.

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Address reprint requests to: Robert F. Spetzler, M.D., Barrow Neurological Institute, c/o Editorial Office, 350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85013.
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