Dr. Norman Chater and Chater's Point

Academic Article


  • Dr. Norman Chater, a University of California San Francisco–trained microvascular neurosurgeon, dedicated his career to the development of surgical bypass techniques. His work contributed to advancements in microvascular anatomy and the development of cerebral revascularization techniques. He identified Chater's point, an extracranial landmark that marks the posterior extent of the Sylvian fissure, which on craniectomy reliably exposes vessels of the angular gyrus, the vasculature found to be most appropriate for bypass procedures owing to its accessibility and vascular diameter. This surgical landmark continues to be essential for the successful execution of bypass surgeries to this day.
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  • World Neurosurgery  Journal
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    Author List

  • Rotman LE; Harrigan MR
  • Start Page

  • 281
  • End Page

  • 284
  • Volume

  • 106