Cost-effective patient-specific intraoperative molded cranioplasty

Fathi, Ali-Reza; Marbacher, Serge; Lukes, Anton (2008). Cost-effective patient-specific intraoperative molded cranioplasty. Journal of craniofacial surgery, 19(3), pp. 777-81. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31816b1b2a

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Intraoperative molding of polymethyl-methacrylate into complex three-dimensional shapes with correct thickness is often a time-consuming process and may lead to unsatisfying cosmetical results. This article describes an intraoperative technique to assemble a polymethyl-methacrylate implant as a replica of the patient's bone flap. This approach provides a fast and inexpensive alternative technique with good cosmetic outcome. The technique is feasible and can be applied in early and delayed cranioplasty procedures. In selected patients, immediate single-stage reconstruction avoids a second operation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Fathi, Ali Reza; Marbacher, Serge and Lukes, Anton

ISSN:

1049-2275

ISBN:

18520398

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/SCS.0b013e31816b1b2a

PubMed ID:

18520398

Web of Science ID:

000256245100037

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27650 (FactScience: 109800)

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