Accession Number : ADA137979

Title :   Cranial Defects and Cranioplasty. Part 8. Chapter 194,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH SAN JOSE CA NEUROSKELETAL TRANSPLANTATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Prolo,D J

PDF Url : ADA137979

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Craniotomy for various cerebral lesions requires safe passage to and from cephalic areas with eventual restoration of conformity of the head. The temporary exteriorization of sections of the skull either free or hinged on a muscle pedicle in every craniotomy is followed by a form of fresh autogenic (formerly autogenous) cranioplasty. Discontinuity defects of the cranium for which there is no replaceable skull section have engaged the ingenuity of surgeons from antiquity to the present. The problem of reconstructing the smooth symmetrical and rounded contours of the skull is complex, the moment of accomplishing this is often fleeting, and the diversity of methods advanced through the years testifies to the unsolved nature of this Sisyphean task.

Descriptors :   *Brain, *Surgery, Skull, Lesions, Preparation, Defects(Materials)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE