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Alloplastic Cranioplasty Reconstruction: A Systematic Review Comparing Outcomes With Titanium Mesh, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyether Ether Ketone, and Norian Implants in 3591 Adult Patients.

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Summary of "Alloplastic Cranioplasty Reconstruction: A Systematic Review Comparing Outcomes With Titanium Mesh, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyether Ether Ketone, and Norian Implants in 3591 Adult Patients."

Acquired defects of the cranium represent a reconstructive challenge in patients with calvarial bone loss due to trauma, infection, neoplasia, congenital malformations, or other etiologies. The objective of this study was to compare postoperative rates of infection, local complications, and allograft failures following cranioplasty reconstruction using titanium mesh (Ti), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), and Norian implants in adult patients.

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Name: Annals of plastic surgery
ISSN: 1536-3708
Pages: S289-S294

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