In this procedure, neurosurgeons make a small incision within the eyebrow to access tumors in the front of the brain or around the pituitary gland. This approach is used instead of endonasal endoscopic surgery when a tumor is very large or close to the optic nerves or vital arteries.
Supra-orbital “eyebrow” craniotomy results in:
- Less pain than open craniotomy
- Faster recovery than open craniotomy
- Minimal scarring
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