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A prospective study of computer-aided design and manufacture of titanium plate for cranioplasty and its clinical outcome

Joffe, J; Harris, M; Kahugu, F; Nicoll, S; Linney, A; Richards, R; (1999) A prospective study of computer-aided design and manufacture of titanium plate for cranioplasty and its clinical outcome. British Journal of Neurosurgery , 13 (6) pp. 576-580. 10.1080/02688699943088.

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Abstract

The use of computerized three dimensional imaging and automated milling of models to produce accurate titanium plates for the reconstruction of craniofacial defects is described. A total of 148 patients have had extensive calvarial defects repaired using this (computer aided design and manufacture) technique developed in our unit. Of these, 141 were repaired secondarily (delayed cranioplasty), whilst seven were repaired immediately following craniectomy (single stage cranioplasty). All cases were assessed for accuracy of fit, restoration of natural skull contour and aesthetics. Seventy-two patients were reviewed after 1 year to determine the effect on adverse preoperative symptoms. Of the plates 97% had an excellent or good intraoperative fit. The modal insertion time was only 15 minutes. Postoperatively 98% resulted in the restoration of natural skull shape and symmetry. After 1 year, 82% of patients had complete resolution or diminution in severity of the adverse symptoms. A staphylococcus infection necessitated the temporary removal of one plate.

Type: Article
Title: A prospective study of computer-aided design and manufacture of titanium plate for cranioplasty and its clinical outcome
DOI: 10.1080/02688699943088
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > The Ear Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/24729
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