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Early resorption of an artificial bone graft made of calcium phosphate for cranioplasty: case report

Authors Monaco B, Talamoni-Fonoff E, Teixeira

Received 8 February 2013

Accepted for publication 5 March 2013

Published 15 November 2013 Volume 2013:9 Pages 1801—1802


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Bernardo Assumpção de Monaco, Erich Talamoni Fonoff, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
Division of Functional Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology, Hospital das Clinicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: The treatment of uncomplicated osteoma consists of an en bloc resection, or curettage, of the tumor, followed by cranioplasty. Here, we present a case report of a patient treated for a parietal osteoma, followed by a calcium phosphate cranioplasty, with early resorption after 3 months, which was presented by a sinking flap above the resection area. This case suggests that synthetic cranioplasty should be preferred, even in small skull-gap areas.

Keywords: cranioplasty, bone cement, osteoma, calcium phosphate, resorption

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