volume 39, issue 6, P435-440 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.10.003
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Bernd Lethaus, Marielle Poort ter Laak, Paul Laeven, Maikel Beerens, David Koper, Jules Poukens, Peter Kessler

Abstract: Large skull bone defects resulting from craniotomies due to cerebral insults, trauma or tumours create functional and aesthetic disturbances to the patient. The reconstruction of large osseous defects is still challenging. A treatment algorithm is presented based on the close interaction of radiologists, computer engineers and cranio-maxillofacial surgeons. From 2004 until today twelve consecutive patients have been operated on successfully according to this treatment plan. Titanium and polyetheretherketone (P…

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