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2008年8月

Catcher's mask cranioplasty for extensive cranial defects in children with an open head trauma: a novel application of partial cranioplasty

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Ichiro Takumi
  • ,
  • Masataka Akimoto

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開始ページ
927
終了ページ
932
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
DOI
10.1007/s00381-007-0574-4
出版者・発行元
SPRINGER

Objective In children who have suffered a severe, extensive head trauma, cranioplasty is complicated because allografting is not advisable in pediatric patients and the amount of available autologous materials is limited. To overcome these problems, we employed a combination of autologous rib grafts and calvarial grafts for partial cranioplasty.
Materials and methods We named this partial cranioplasty technique 'catcher's mask cranioplasty'. Rib grafts were placed mimicking a baseball catcher's mask to obtain maximum strong coverage of the defect. Calvarial grafts were used to achieve a smooth forehead contour. Islands of osteoanagenesis were also used.
Conclusions These autografts were of sufficient strength, esthetically satisfactory, and no patient developed sinking skin flap syndrome. Catcher's mask cranioplasty is a useful technique to successfully reconstruct the skull in pediatric patients with extensive cranial defects and an insufficient amount of autologous graft material.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 14

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-007-0574-4
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000257368800010&DestApp=WOS_CPL

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