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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282XOn-line version ISSN 1678-4227

Abstract

CHADDAD NETO, Feres; RIBAS, Guilherme Carvalhal  and  OLIVEIRA, Evandro de. The pterional craniotomy: step by step. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2007, vol.65, n.1, pp.101-106. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2007000100021.

This article intends to describe in a didactical and practical manner the frontotemporosphenoidal craniotomy, that is usually known as pterional craniotomy and that constitute the cranial approach mostly utilized in the modern neurosurgery. This is then basically a descriptive text, divided according to the main stages involved in this procedure, and that describes with details how the authors currently perform this craniotomy.

Keywords : neurosurgery; craniotomy; microsurgery.

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