Effect of early surgery, material, and method of flap preservation on cranioplasty infections: a systematic review.

@article{Yadla2011EffectOE,
  title={Effect of early surgery, material, and method of flap preservation on cranioplasty infections: a systematic review.},
  author={Sanjay Yadla and Peter G. Campbell and Rohan Chitale and Mitchell Gil Maltenfort and P Jabbour and Ashwini Sharan},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={
          1124-9; discussion 1130
        }
}
BACKGROUND Infection is a significant cause of morbidity with cranioplasty procedures. However, few studies have investigated the effect of specific surgical practices on cranioplasty infection. OBJECTIVE To analyze the literature on the effect of early surgery (within 3 months of craniectomy), implant material, and method of flap preservation on cranioplasty infections, and to perform a subanalysis of the effect of early surgery on overall complications associated with cranioplasty… CONTINUE READING

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