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Retromastoid-transmuscular identification and harvest of the occipital artery during retrosigmoid craniotomy.

08:00 EDT 12th July 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Retromastoid-transmuscular identification and harvest of the occipital artery during retrosigmoid craniotomy."

Harvesting the occipital artery (OA) is challenging. The subcutaneous OA is usually found near the superior nuchal line and followed proximally, requiring a large incision and risking damage to the superficially located OA. The authors assessed the anatomical feasibility and safety of exposing the OA through a retromastoid-transmuscular approach.

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Name: Journal of neurosurgery
ISSN: 1933-0693
Pages: 1-8

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