Repair of a congenital cranial defect in a newborn with autologous calvarial bone

@article{Steinbok2000RepairOA,
  title={Repair of a congenital cranial defect in a newborn with autologous calvarial bone},
  author={Paul Steinbok},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={247-249}
}
A case is reported of early repair of a cranial defect associated with aplasia cutis congenita using a full-thickness autologous calvarial graft. New bone regenerated to fill the defect at the donor site, such that by 6 weeks of life no calvarial defects remained. This simple technique is recommended as an alternative to a delayed acrylic or split cranial bone cranioplasty as a second operation. A similar technique could be considered for other congenital cranial defects, such as those… CONTINUE READING

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