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Porous polyethylene implant for cranioplasty and skull base reconstruction.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Liu, JK; Gottfried, ON; Cole, CD; Dougherty, WR; Couldwell, WT
Published in: Neurosurg Focus
March 15, 2004

OBJECT: Cranial reconstruction after skull base surgery is important for restoration of function and cosmesis. The authors describe their experience with the Medpor porous polyethylene implant for cosmetic cranioplasty and reconstruction after skull base surgery. METHODS: Medpor, a biocompatible implant, is flexible and can be contoured to facilitate surgical reconstruction of small to medium (< 8 cm) convexity or cranial base defects resulting from a variety of skull base approaches. This method provides similar cosmetic results to standard alloplast cranioplasty while decreasing operating time. The porous nature of the material allows ingrowth of soft tissue and bone to increase implant strength and decrease the risk of infection. This material can also be used safely in reconstruction of the cranium and skull base adjacent to the paranasal sinuses. CONCLUSIONS: The authors have used the Medpor porous polyethylene implant in 611 standard cranial and skull base procedures and have achieved excellent cosmetic results and no implant-related complications.

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Published In

Neurosurg Focus

DOI

EISSN

1092-0684

Publication Date

March 15, 2004

Volume

16

Issue

3

Start / End Page

ECP1

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Skull Base Neoplasms
  • Skull Base
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Radiography
  • Polyethylenes
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Materials Testing
  • Humans
 

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Liu, J. K., Gottfried, O. N., Cole, C. D., Dougherty, W. R., & Couldwell, W. T. (2004). Porous polyethylene implant for cranioplasty and skull base reconstruction. Neurosurg Focus, 16(3), ECP1. https://doi.org/10.3171/foc.2004.16.3.14
Liu, James K., Oren N. Gottfried, Chad D. Cole, William R. Dougherty, and William T. Couldwell. “Porous polyethylene implant for cranioplasty and skull base reconstruction.Neurosurg Focus 16, no. 3 (March 15, 2004): ECP1. https://doi.org/10.3171/foc.2004.16.3.14.
Liu JK, Gottfried ON, Cole CD, Dougherty WR, Couldwell WT. Porous polyethylene implant for cranioplasty and skull base reconstruction. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Mar 15;16(3):ECP1.
Liu, James K., et al. “Porous polyethylene implant for cranioplasty and skull base reconstruction.Neurosurg Focus, vol. 16, no. 3, Mar. 2004, p. ECP1. Pubmed, doi:10.3171/foc.2004.16.3.14.
Liu JK, Gottfried ON, Cole CD, Dougherty WR, Couldwell WT. Porous polyethylene implant for cranioplasty and skull base reconstruction. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Mar 15;16(3):ECP1.

Published In

Neurosurg Focus

DOI

EISSN

1092-0684

Publication Date

March 15, 2004

Volume

16

Issue

3

Start / End Page

ECP1

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Skull Base Neoplasms
  • Skull Base
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Radiography
  • Polyethylenes
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Materials Testing
  • Humans