- Department of Neurosurgery, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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How to cite this article: Ansari A. A novel temporary cranial fixation technique for awake cranial surgery. Surg Neurol Int 09-May-2020;11:105
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We read with great interest the article by Barrenechea et al.[
We want to draw the attention toward a very simple procedure that we practice for marking pins in awake cranial surgery. In three pinhead holding systems, we place a pen in line with the pins before locally infiltrating the scalp site and the area with an “X.” We then remove the head frame, shave the small marked “X” area, and locally anesthetize it, thereby avoiding the usage of excess local anesthesia, which may produce deleterious side effects, as discussed by the authors.
We hope that this provides a simplified solution to cranial pin fixation in awake cranial surgeries.