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Table of Contents


Section 1 GENERAL

1 Pterional (Frontosphenotemporal) Craniotomy

2 Occipital Craniotomy

3 Temporal and Frontotemporal Craniotomy

4 Subtemporal (Intradural and Extradural) Craniotomy

5 Suboccipital Craniotomy

6 Extended Retrosigmoid Craniotomy

7 Presigmoid Approaches to Posterior Fossa: Translabyrinthine and Transcochlear

8 Transcallosal Approach

9 Transnasal Transsphenoidal Approach to Sellar and Suprasellar Lesions

10 Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach

11 Occipital Transtentorial Approach

12 Trauma Flap: Decompressive Hemicraniectomy

13 Parasagittal Approach

14 Supraorbital (Keyhole) Craniotomy with Optional Orbital Osteotomy

Section 2 SKULL BASE

15 Frontotemporal Craniotomy with Orbitozygomatic Osteotomy

16 Subfrontal and Bifrontal Craniotomies with or without Orbital Osteotomy

17 Far-Lateral Suboccipital Approach

18 Temporopolar (Half-and-Half) Approach to the Basilar Artery and the Retrosellar Space

19 Middle Fossa Craniotomy and Approach to the Internal Auditory Canal or Petrous Apex

20 Retrolabyrinthine Approach

Section 3 VASCULAR

21 Pterional Craniotomy for Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping

22 Pterional Craniotomy for Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping

23 Paraclinoid Carotid Artery Aneurysms

24 Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Pterional (Frontotemporal) Craniotomy for Clipping

25 Paramedian Craniotomy and Unilateral Anterior Interhemispheric Approach for Clipping of Distal

Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm

26 Vertebral Artery Aneurysms: Far-Lateral Suboccipital Approach for Clipping

27 Basilar Artery Aneurysm: Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Clipping

28 Craniotomy for Resection of Intracranial Cortical Arterioven


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About the authors

Rahul Jandial

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Paul McCormick

Affiliations and Expertise

Herbert & Linda Gallen Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director, Spine Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Peter Black

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, USA.