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Titanium mesh implant exposure due to pressure gradient fluctuation.

08:00 EDT 6th August 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Titanium mesh implant exposure due to pressure gradient fluctuation."

Titanium mesh implants are used for various purposes in craniotomy. While delayed implant exposure and thinning of the overlying skin are well known complications, the mechanism has never been elucidated. Here, we review our cases and propose a mechanism for titanium mesh implant exposure.

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Name: World neurosurgery
ISSN: 1878-8769
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