• Tissue expansion in cranioplasty - a collaborative approach for all involved for improved outcomes

    4 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The use of titanium or other alloplastic materials for cranioplasty is relatively new, with no indications for the use of expanders.1,2 The literature reports complication rates in cranioplasty of up to 20%, with infection, skin atrophy and implant exposure cited as the most common.2 Most authors describe lack of planning or problems obtaining soft tissue cover over the alloplastic material as the most frequent causes for post-operative complications.2-4 Added to this is the psychological cost of the reconstructive process of cranioplasty on patients and their families,5 especially the...
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