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