Reconstruction of a large complex skull defect in a child: A case report and literature review

Ricardo Santos de Oliveira, Rodrigo Brigato, João Flávio Gurjão Madureira, Antonio Augusto Velasco Cruz, Francisco Veríssimo de Mello Filho, Nivaldo Alonso, Helio Rubens Machado

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Background: Major skull defects, especially in the anterior region, can present as a most disturbing deformity. Reconstructive cranioplasty can restore cerebral protection and improve craniofacial aesthetics. Complex and large skull defects in children often present reconstructive difficulties. Materials and methods: In this paper, an unusual case of a very large post-traumatic defect (318 cm2) in a child managed by a multidisciplinary team is described. The literature is reviewed. Conclusion: The management of a large complex skull defect in children is still controversial. Each case should be extensively debated in craniofacial units. In our case, bioceramics proved to be an effective and good alternative for final skull reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1102
Number of pages6
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume23
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Craniofacial reconstruction
  • Cranioplasty
  • Implants
  • Skull defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reconstruction of a large complex skull defect in a child: A case report and literature review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this