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Post-operative complications with titanium mesh.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19427221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Titanium mesh is a commonly used material for cranioplasty. While it is a safe and highly biocompatable material, it can modify the presentation of post-operative complications. This case report details 3 patients (2 recurrent meningiomas and an extradural haematoma) in whom post-operative complications, although not caused by the titanium mesh, were modified in their presentation by the permeability of the material. The permeable nature of the mesh allows intracranial pathological processes to extend extracranially and vice versa.
Authors:
Michael Patrick Martin; Sarah Olson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-14     Completed Date:  2009-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1080-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. mpmartin@bigpond.net.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Neoplasms / surgery
Craniotomy*
Female
Hematoma / surgery
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Meningioma / surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures*
Skull / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Surgical Mesh*
Titanium*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-32-6/Titanium

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