Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
CHADDAD-NETO, Feres et al. The pterional craniotomy: tips and tricks. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.70, n.9, pp. 727-732. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2012000900015.
This review intended to describe in a didactic and practical manner the frontotemporosphenoidal craniotomy, which is usually known as pterional craniotomy and 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 describes with details how the authors currently perform this craniotomy.
Keywords : craniotomy; microsurgery; neurosurgery.