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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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