Forehead trauma outcomes: Restoration of brain, soft tissues, and bone defects: A 3-step treatment

Cascone Piero, Gennaro Paolo, Ramieri Valerio, Esposito Vincenzo

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Abstract

Head injuries are one of the most common causes of treatment in the emergency and accidents ward. The first causes of head traumatology are still car or motorcycle accidents, followed by personal aggressions. The authors here present a case of forehead trauma outcome after a severe injury in growing age. The interesting aspect is the triple challenge of cerebral, bone, and soft tissue restoration. The main goal was to restore functionality of the brain and to re-establish the integrity of cranial vault. Excision of pathologic cerebral cortex and well-known surgical techniques have been adopted to achieve this result. Moreover, the peculiar technique that led to the good result was to create a barrier between bone layer and soft tissues. The authors present their personal suggestions for the best functional and aesthetic outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-501
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Calvarial split
  • Cranial vault reconstruction
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Forehead
  • Gale pericranium sliding flap
  • Outcomes
  • Skin expansion
  • Soft tissues revision
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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