A classification of cranial implants based on the degree of difficulty in computer design and manufacture

  title={A classification of cranial implants based on the degree of difficulty in computer design and manufacture},
  author={Jules Poukens and Paul Frans Jozef Laeven and Maikel Beerens and G. Nijenhuis and Jos Vander Sloten and Paul J. W. Stoelinga and Peter Kessler},
  journal={The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery},
  • J. Poukens, P. Laeven, P. Kessler
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Medicine
  • The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Skull defects usually create aesthetic and functional disturbances to the patient. These defects are currently reconstructed by using computer‐aided design and manufacturing processes. Classification of skull defects becomes important in discussing the complexity of reconstruction in clinical practice or comparing clinical results in scientific articles. 
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