Browsing by Subject "Lateral supraorbital approach"

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  • Choque-Velasquez, Joham; Colasanti, Roberto; Fotakopoulos, George; Elera-Florez, Humberto; Hernesniemi, Juha (2017)
    BACKGROUND: Treatment of multiple intracranial aneurysms is particularly demanding and even more so in a developing country where access to specialized centers may be prevented by different factors. METHODS: Single-stage surgical treatment of 7 cerebral aneurysms was performed in a 58-year-old woman from the northern Peruvian Andes. RESULTS: All 7 aneurysms were successfully and safely clipped through 2 lateral supraorbital craniotomies. The double clip technique was used in 3 aneurysms to prevent any residual aneurysmai neck. CONCLUSIONS: Good teamwork and correct application of microsurgical principles may allow effective treatment in complex neurosurgical cases even in resourcechallenged environments.
  • Andrade-Barazarte, Hugo; Jagersberg, Max; Belkhair, Sirajeddin; Tymianski, Rachel; Turel, Mazda K.; Schaller, Karl; Hernesniemi, Juha A.; Tymianski, Michael; Radovanovic, Ivan (2017)
    BACKGROUND: Lateral approaches to treat anterior cranial fossa lesions have evolved since the first frontotemporal approach described by Dandy in 1918. We describe a less invasive approach to perform extradural anterior clinoidectomy through a lateral supraorbital (LSO) approach for anterior circulation aneurysms and anterolateral skull base lesions. METHODS: The extended LSO approach involves performing a standard lateral supraorbital craniotomy followed by drilling of the sphenoid wing and lateral wall of the orbit through the frontal bony opening of the LSO approach, without any temporal extension of the craniotomy. This creates a frontopterio-orbital window exposing the periorbita; superior, medial, and anterior aspect of the temporal dura mater; and superior orbital fissure. After unroofing the superior orbital fissure, the meningo- orbital fold is cut, and the temporal dura mater is peeled from the lateral wall of the cavernous sinus to expose the anterior clinoid process allowing a standard opening of the optic canal and anterior clinoidectomy. RESULTS: The extended LSO approach and extradural anterior clinoidectomy allowed access to 4 sphenoid wing/anterior clinoidal meningiomas, 5 anterior circulation aneurysms, 2 temporomesial lesions, and 1 orbital/cavernous sinus abscess. Postoperatively, 2 patients had transient hemiparesis, 2 patients had transient third nerve palsy, and 1 patient had minimal visual field deterioration. All patients had a modified Rankin Scale score CONCLUSION: The extended LSO approach opens a new route (frontopterio-orbital window) to perform extradural anterior clinoidectomy safely and increases surgical exposure, angles, and operability of a less invasive keyhole craniotomy (LSO approach) to treat anterior cranial fossa lesions.