Temporal muscle microfixation in pterional craniotomies

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  • 1 Divisions of Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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✓ Temporal muscle asymmetry is a common sequela of pterional craniotomies. The authors describe a simple technique of restoring the temporal muscle to its origin by microscrew fixation. This technique provides reliable preservation of temporal muscle bulk and function with little additional operating time and no compromise of operative exposure.

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