Keyhole Supraorbital Craniotomy: Eyelid and Eyebrow Approaches

Gordon Mao, Nouman Aldahak, Khaled Abdel Aziz

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The keyhole supraorbital craniotomy provides a versatile approach to many vascular lesions and tumors of the anterior and middle fossa. Eyelid and eyebrow approaches allow the keyhole craniotomy to also minimize soft tissue trauma to the scalp and face. These techniques reduce initial exposure time, blood loss, and postsurgical pain and discomfort with very low infection rates compared to the traditional pterional approach. Both the eyelid and eyebrow incision have excellent long-term cosmetic outcomes and patient satisfaction rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Base Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319643793
ISBN (Print)9783319643786
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Eyebrow
  • Eyelid
  • Sphenoid wing meningioma
  • Supraorbital craniotomy
  • Transciliary
  • Transpalpebral
  • Vascular neurosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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