Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Cranioplasty

  • Jacinta McElligottEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_16

Definition

Cranioplasty or replacement of bone flap or prosthesis is a surgical procedure usually performed to fill in or replace a defect in the skull following a craniectomy or removal of a bone flap (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation HospitalDun Laoghaire Co DublinIreland