Innovation to pediatric cranioplasty

Petros Konofaos, Robert D. Wallace

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Abstract

Pediatric cranioplasty poses a reconstructive challenge because of children's developing anatomy and dynamic growth. Although several studies have advocated the use of autologous bone over synthetic material in pediatric population, the full coverage of the cranioplasty defect can be not fulfilled in the majority of the cases due to the size of the defect and the limited bone stock. There is an ongoing research for the development of alloplastic bone substitutes that avoid rigid fixation and promote graft transformation into viable tissue to improve outcomes in alloplastic pediatric cranioplasty. The aim of this study is to offer a detailed review on evolution, evaluation, planning, materials, and outcomes of cranioplasty in pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-524
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alloplastic cranioplasty
  • Autologous bone
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Pediatric cranioplasty
  • Polyether ether ketone (PEEK)
  • Porous polyethylene
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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