Cranioplasty: why throw the bone flap out?

Thomas Flannery, R.S. McConnell

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Patients who undergo decompressive craniectomy for intracranial hypertension often require interval cranioplasty. Many cranioplasty agents are currently in use. The authors suggest that storage of the patient's own bone flap in the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall, is a safe, efficacious and cost-effective alternative to use of synthetic cranioplasty materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-520
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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