Anterior cranial base reconstruction

Roberto Brusati, Federico Biglioli, Pietro Mortini

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Breakthrough of the cranial base because of chronic infections, fistulae, previous trauma or craniofacial resections without proper reconstruction leads to a high risk of life-threatening complications such as meningitis, brain abscess, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, vascular injury and neurological injury [1, 2]. Other complications such as osteomyelitis, ocular dystopia and distortion of facial morphology may occur if proper reconstruction is omitted. These complications may also delay the start of planned postoperative radiation treatment or chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCranial, Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery
PublisherSpringer Milan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9788847011663
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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