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cranioplasty_indications

Cranioplasties are performed to protect the brain and correct cosmetic defects, but there is growing evidence that this procedure may result in neurological improvement.

The aim of cranioplasty is not only a cosmetic issue; also, the repair of cranial defects gives relief to psychological drawbacks and increases the social performances.

Cranioplasty is performed mostly after traumatic injuries.

The aim is not only a cosmetic issue; also, the repair of cranial defects gives relief to psychological drawbacks and increases the social performances.

The incidence of epilepsy is shown to be decreased after cranioplasty.

Syndrome of the trephined

A small but significant number of patients appear to improve clinically following cranioplasty. The so-called syndrome of the trephined may be more common than had been previously appreciated 1).

1)
Honeybul S, Janzen C, Kruger K, Ho KM. The impact of cranioplasty on neurological function. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Oct;27(5):636-41. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2013.817532. Epub 2013 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 23883370.
cranioplasty_indications.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/24 00:37 by administrador