Reconstruction of Acquired Frontal Bone Defects Using Titanium Mesh Implants: A Retrospective Study
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Frontal bone deformities can be acquired due to trauma or ablative tumor resection surgeries and osteomyelitis. It may also occur due to congenital malformations. Repair of these defects have long been a challenge to oral and maxillofacial surgeons. We report our experience in the reconstruction of acquired frontal bone defects by titanium mesh implant.
Patients and Methods
Titanium mesh was used for reconstruction in 35 patients (18–55 years age-group) (34 males and 01 females) of acquired frontal bone defects secondary to trauma (RTA). All these patients have been referred to author by Department of Neurosurgery of the institute of Affiliation.
All these cases acquired defects as a result of trauma. Follow-up ranged from 12 to 18 months after the reconstruction. Patients were followed up for the progress of healing, stability of implants, infection, wound dehiscence, discharging sinus, exposure of implants, collections, patient satisfaction regarding esthetics and reaction to thermal changes. No postoperative complications were found.
In reconstruction of frontal bone defects, titanium mesh gives satisfactory results.
KeywordsFrontal bone defects Reconstructions Titanium implants
Prof. (Col) P Suresh Menon, Department of Neurosurgery and Anesthesia. Dr S.N. Medical College Jodhpur.
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
The author declares that they have no conflict of interest.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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