Facial Plast Surg 2021; 37(06): 698-702
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735560
Original Article

Cranioplasty

1   Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
James P. Manning
2   Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
,
Aurora G. Vincent
1   Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
1   Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
2   Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
,
Yadranko Ducic
1   Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

Calvarial defects are commonly encountered after neurosurgical procedures, trauma, and ablative procedures of advanced head neck cancers. The goals of cranioplasty are to provide a protective barrier for the intracranial contents, to restore form, and prevent syndrome of the trephined. Autologous and alloplastic techniques are available, each with their advantages and drawbacks. A multitude of materials are available for cranioplasty, and proper timing of reconstruction with attention to the overlying skin envelope is important in minimizing complications.

Note

The work herein does not necessarily represent the views of the United States Government, Department of Defense, or its affiliates.




Publication History

Publication Date:
14 September 2021 (online)

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