An algorithm for management of residual posttraumatic calvarial defects in adults

David T. Netscher, S. Stal, S. S. Shenaq, Eugene L. Alford, A. Valadka

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Abstract

For the discussion of options in late reconstruction of residual posttraumatic calvarial defects in adults, the calvaria is divided into three reconstructive zones. Zone 1 comprises the frontal sinus region and the contour of the supraorbital brow; Zone 2 comprises the smooth, cosmetically visible prehairline forehead; Zone 3 comprises the posthairline area and the calvaria. The particular reconstructive requirements (autogenous bone versus alloplastic material) of each zone are described and illustrated with clinical cases. The merits of bone from various donor sites and those of alloplastic material are discussed. The authors present an algorithm of reconstructive choices for residual posttraumatic calvarial defects in adults based on the nature of the defect and the aesthetic reconstructive zone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-45
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 28 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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