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Spring-Mediated Cranioplasty in Patients With Multiple-Suture Synostosis and Cloverleaf Skull Deformity.
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PMID:  22421829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: The concept of using implantable springs in craniofacial surgery was developed to dynamically remodel the cranium at the postoperative period. Springs have been shown as an effective treatment modality especially for single-suture synostosis patients and had several advantages over traditional techniques. This report presents 2 patients with cloverleaf skull and 1 patient with multiple-suture synostosis, with severe lacunae, who showed signs of increased intracranial pressure. Decompression and reconstruction were performed using implantable springs after Pi craniectomy. In all patients, lacunae disappeared and calvarial bones ossified almost completely. The shape of the patients' cranium improved as well. Implantable springs could be a useful addition to the armamentarium of every craniofacial surgeon.
Gokhan Tuncbilek; Aycan Kayikcioglu; Gokhan Bozkurt; Nejat Akalan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Departments of *Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and †Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
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