Simplified harvest of autologous pericranium for duraplasty in Chiari malformation Type I. Technical note.

@article{Stevens2009SimplifiedHO,
  title={Simplified harvest of autologous pericranium for duraplasty in Chiari malformation Type I. Technical note.},
  author={E Andrew Stevens and Alexander K. Powers and Thomas A Sweasey and Stephen B Tatter and Robert G Ojemann},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={80-3}
}
The authors describe a method of harvesting autologous pericranium for duraplasty in patients with Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) that avoids excessive exposure or a second incision. Nonautologous dural grafts have been associated with numerous complications including hemorrhage, bacteria and virus transmission, fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmission, foreign body reaction, systemic immune response, excessive scarring, slower healing, premature graft dissolution, and wound dehiscence… CONTINUE READING