Cranioplasty With Mandibular Outer Cortex Bone Grafts

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Autologous bone grafts are still the best materials for calvarial reconstruction. In the past, rib, iliac crest, and cranial bone have been used for the reconstruction of the calvarial defects. However, the use of mandibular outer cortex bone graft in calvarial defects reconstruction is poorly reported in literature. This study focused on using the mandibular outer cortex bone grafts for calvarial defects.


From October 2004 to July 2016, there were a total of 13 patients in this study who underwent cranioplasty with mandibular outer cortex bone grafts to reconstruction calvarial defects. All the patients were followed up for at least 6 months.


The majority of the patients were satisfied with the reconstructive outcome.


The authors consider the mandibular outer cortex bone graft can achieve excellent esthetic results in selected cranioplasty reconstructions.

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