- Post-Graduation Program, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil.
- Department of Neurosurgery, Santa Casa of Passos Hospital, Passos, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
- Department of Neurosurgery. School of Medicine. University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Department of Neurological Surgery, State University of Ponta Grossa, Leonardo Welling, Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil.
Leonardo C. Welling, Department of Neurological Surgery, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil.
DOI:10.25259/SNI_905_2021Copyright: © 2021 Surgical Neurology International This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
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We would like to congratulate Katsuki et al. for the recently published article entitled “Temporal muscle thickness and area are an independent prognostic factors in patients aged 75 or younger with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage treated by clipping” published in this renowned journal.[
The information contained therein is of extreme clinical relevance, especially regarding the health of the geriatric population, as investigations of possible causes of mortality may help preventive measures to reduce mortality.
The article illustrates that the diagnosis of sarcopenia, verified through the temporal muscle thickness (TMT) and temporal muscle area (TMA) on the head computed tomography are useful, and TMT and TMA were reported as potential prognostic factors for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).[
It is expected that there will be a gradual decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength with aging.[
In the original work, we did not observe any data regarding the oral health of patients, in which the results could have been influenced. For example, tooth loss is an associated factor in weakening of chewing muscles, including masseter and temporal muscle. With the reduction of dental elements, there is a decrease in grip strength and occlusal force, allowing disuse atrophy.[
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