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Acta Médica Peruana

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CASALLO QUILIANO, Carlos Arturo; TANTAS OBLITAS, Gustavo Zenón  and  PINEDA GARCIA, Ronald Augusto. Cranial reconstruction using computer designed polieteretercetone implant. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.3, pp.193-195. ISSN 1728-5917.

Background: Craneoplasty has 2 purposes; protection of the brain and a satisfying cosmetic result. There are different alloplast grafts to cranial reconstruction. Clinical case: A decompressive craniectomy was performed in a 29 years old man who had a severe brain trauma one month before admission. Clinically he is in coma, with a left large skull defect. After two months the patient is underwent to cranial reconstruction using computer designed polyetheretherketone implant, without complications related to surgery until now. Conclusion: Craneoplasty using computer designed PEEK implant is safe, offers great adaptability and biocompatibility, and minor surgical time.

Keywords : skull; craniocerebral injuries; descompresive craniectomy.

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