PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of skullbasesurgInstructions for AuthorsSubscribe to Skull BaseAbout Skull BaseEditorial BoardThieme Medical PublishingSkull Base An Interdisciplinary Approach ...
 
Skull base surgery. 1997; 7(2): 65–68.
PMCID: PMC1656586

Supraorbital Minicraniotomy

Abstract

The recent use of neuroendoscopy combined to microsurgery allows new surgical approaches. We report our early experience with a supraorbital microcraniotomy. This technique is suitable for small lesions situated in the region of the anterior fossa, suprasellar cisterns, and Sylvian cistern. A 50-mm incision in the eyebrow and a supraorbital minicraniotomy are performed. We report on six patients with different lesions and good cosmetic results. We conclude that this approach is safe and useful in selected cases.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.2M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Images in this article

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Yaşargil MG, Reichman MV, Kubik S. Preservation of the frontotemporal branch of the facial nerve using the interfascial temporalis flap for pterional craniotomy. Technical article. J Neurosurg. 1987 Sep;67(3):463–466. [PubMed]
  • Al-Mefty O. Supraorbital-pterional approach to skull base lesions. Neurosurgery. 1987 Oct;21(4):474–477. [PubMed]
  • al-Mefty O, Anand VK. Zygomatic approach to skull-base lesions. J Neurosurg. 1990 Nov;73(5):668–673. [PubMed]
  • Delashaw JB, Jr, Jane JA, Kassell NF, Luce C. Supraorbital craniotomy by fracture of the anterior orbital roof. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1993 Oct;79(4):615–618. [PubMed]
  • Delashaw JB, Jr, Tedeschi H, Rhoton AL. Modified supraorbital craniotomy: technical note. Neurosurgery. 1992 Jun;30(6):954–956. [PubMed]
  • Perneczky A, Fries G. Use of a new aneurysm clip with an inverted-spring mechanism to facilitate visual control during clip application. Technical note. J Neurosurg. 1995 May;82(5):898–899. [PubMed]
  • Cohen AR, Perneczky A, Rodziewicz GS, Gingold SI. Endoscope-assisted craniotomy: approach to the rostral brain stem. Neurosurgery. 1995 Jun;36(6):1128–1130. [PubMed]
  • Liebman EP, Webster RC, Berger AS, DellaVecchia M. The frontalis nerve in the temporal brow lift. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982 Apr;108(4):232–235. [PubMed]
  • FURNAS DW. LANDMARKS FOR THE TRUNK AND THE TEMPOROFACIAL DIVISION OF THE FACIAL NERVE. Br J Surg. 1965 Sep;52:694–696. [PubMed]
  • Robbins TH. The protection of the frontal branch of the facial nerve in face-lift surgery. Br J Plast Surg. 1981 Jan;34(1):95–96. [PubMed]
  • Pitanguy I, Ramos AS. The frontal branch of the facial nerve: the importance of its variations in face lifting. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1966 Oct;38(4):352–356. [PubMed]
  • Correia P de C, Zani R. Surgical anatomy of the facial nerve, as related to ancillary operations in rhytidoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1973 Nov;52(5):549–552. [PubMed]
  • Ammirati M, Spallone A, Ma J, Cheatham M, Becker D. An anatomicosurgical study of the temporal branch of the facial nerve. Neurosurgery. 1993 Dec;33(6):1038–1044. [PubMed]
  • Ishikawa Y. An anatomical study on the distribution of the temporal branch of the facial nerve. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 1990 Oct;18(7):287–292. [PubMed]

Articles from Skull Base Surgery are provided here courtesy of Thieme Medical Publishers