113 Selecting Anterior Approaches for Cerebrovascular Surgery: From Eyebrow to OZ - Pros and Cons of Minimally Invasive Keyhole Approaches for Cerebrovascular Surgery

Monday, April 30
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: 263; Ernest N. Morial

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Peter Nakaji, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Amir R. Dehdashti, MD, IFAANS; Ali F. Krisht, MD, FAANS; Gustavo Pradilla, MD, FAANS ; Laligam N. Sekhar, MD, FAANS

A variety of craniotomies have been employed for anterior circulation aneurysm clipping. In this course, participants will become familiar with the various options, including the pterional, full and modified orbitozygomatic, mini-pterional and supraorbital craniotomies. Participants will learn how to choose among the various options, the advantages and limitations of each and the technical nuances of performing each type of craniotomy.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the major types of craniotomies that allow access to the common sites of anterior circulation aneurysms.
  • Select a specific craniotomy from among the various craniotomy options based on the particular type of aneurysm to be clipped.
  • Identify the advantages and limitations of minimally invasive craniotomies for aneurysm surgery.
  • Demonstrate the key technical steps in performing each type of craniotomy safely and efficiently.