Burr Holes and Flaps

  • Anthony J. Raimondi


Unfortunately, the terminology of anterior fossa, middle fossa, posterior fossa craniotomy is too vague for descriptive purposes in a text on operative technique. For example, an anterior fossa craniotomy includes bifrontopterional, medial and lateral frontal, frontotemporal craniotomies; the middle fossa includes anterior and posterior temporal craniotomies, temporoparietal craniotomy; the posterior fossa craniotomy includes access to the superior and inferior cerebellar triangles for medial lesions, and the pontocerebellar and clival approaches for lateral lesions. The parietal, occipital, and parasagittal nomenclature for craniotomies finds no place in the anterior, middle, and posterior fossa classification.


Burr Hole Superior Sagittal Sinus Bone Flap Transverse Sinus Coronal Suture 
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