Low-Profile 1-Piece Bifrontal Craniotomy for Anterior Skull Base Approach and Reconstruction

Ozlen F., Abuzayed B., Dashti R., Isler C., Tanriover N., Sanus G. Z.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.21, no.1, pp.233-238, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181c5a217
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-238
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The anterior skull base is a location of many pathologic lesions. These pathologic lesions are treated by bifrontal craniotomy and anterior skull base approach, either primarily or combined with facial osteotomies. To obtain wide exposure, low-profile craniotomies are preferred. In this article, we attempt to describe our own technique of frontal craniotomy for anterior skull base approach. In this technique, the frontal bone, frontal sinus, and the superior supraorbital bar are elevated in en bloc fashion.