Volume 60 No 1  Cover Story

Ahn et al. introduced superficial temporal artery (STA) sparing mini-pterional approach for cerebral aneurysm surgery. They reported that STA sparing mini-pterional approach has a cosmetic advantage and provides a solution for unexpected events such as a donor for rescue bypass without compromising surgical field. The figures of cover story showed schematic drawings and illustrated case. A skin incision is made from the STA bifurcation (black dotted line). The green line indicates the squamous suture. Red halos indicate burr hole sites. The area surrounded by ayellow dotted line is the craniotomy site. After craniotomy, sylvian veins are identified on the temporal base of the field. Intraoperative photos showed that this technique can provide an operative view that is as wide as that of the conventional pterional approach.