Treatment for chronic abscess after cranioplasty: reconstruction of dura maters using the anterolateral thigh flap with fascia lata.

@article{Shimada2007TreatmentFC,
  title={Treatment for chronic abscess after cranioplasty: reconstruction of dura maters using the anterolateral thigh flap with fascia lata.},
  author={Ken-ichi Shimada and Naotaka Ishikura and Takaya Heshiki and Shigehiko Kawakami},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1305-8}
}
Although artificial dura maters such as Gore-Tex are used in cranioplasty, the use of artificial products occasionally results in the formation of infectious lesions. Recently, we encountered two patients who underwent brain surgery and contracted infection from artificial dura maters used for cranioplasty. To treat the postoperative infection, we prepared a vascularized fascia lata attached anterolateral thigh flap that could be applied to the infected wounds in the reconstruction of dura… CONTINUE READING