Autologous Bone for the Reconstruction of Skull Defects

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Abstract

Objective:

To restore the normal barriers protecting the intracranial structures and obtain a permanent or very durable reconstruction.

Methods:

This retrospective study spanning 3 years included 36 patients who underwent reconstruction of skull defects either with autologous bone or with 3-dimensional (3D) titanium mesh. To analyze difference of both, 2 groups (group A 1 group skull defect for reconstruction with 3D titanium mesh, group B the other group with autologous bone) were divided.

Results:

A favorable surgery outcome was attained in the follow-up without complications in the group B. Osteolysis was not observed from 3D reconstruction of computed tomography (CT) from 3D reconstruction of CT in the group B (P>0.05). Complications was significantly different, comparing with group A (P<0.05). General features (age, follow-up) were not different (P>0.05).

Conclusion:

Autologous bone for the reconstruction of skull defects seems to be good technique for permanent or very durable reconstruction.

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