Management of Failed Cranioplasty

Sari R., Tonge M., Bolukbasi F. H. , Onoz M., Baskan O., Silav G., ...More

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.27, no.2, pp.201-207, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.15395-15.0
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-207


AIM: Failed cranioplasty attempts may lead to numerous complications in a broad spectrum including cosmetic problems, infection, neurological deterioration and even death. Selection of the most appropriate surgical technique for second and further surgical attempts for these patients still remains a debate. We aimed to share our experience and technical pitfalls on management of failed cranioplasty, particularly for patients with large cranial defects.