Minim Invasive Neurosurg 2001; 44(1): 17-20
DOI: 10.1055/s-2001-13589
Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Eyebrow Incision Using Tattoo for Anterior Fossa Lesions: Technical Case Reports

Y. Ko, H. J. Yi, Y. S. Kim, S. H. Oh, K. M. Kim, S. J. Oh
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang Unversity Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
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Publication Date:
31 December 2001 (online)

Some Korean women draw tattoo in their eyebrow to cover the scant hair. If a patient has a tattoo in her eyebrow, lesions of anterior cranial fossa can be easily managed with this small eyebrow skin incision through a small unilateral supraorbital craniotomy. By this technique, 7 cases of anterior cranial fossa lesions were successfully treated without any major complications. This leads to less facial scar, less operation time and an earlier return to social adaptation.


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Y Ko,M.D., Ph D 

Department of Neurosurgery
Hanyang University Medical Center


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