Cranioplasty involves the repair of a deformity or defect in the skull. Typically, synthetic materials are used to replace bone that has been lost due to deformity, injury, or disease.
Also Known As:
- Brain surgery
- Skull surgery
Conditions Treated with Cranioplasty:
Cranioplasty may be utilized in cases of skull trauma, craniectomy and cranial deformity.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to cranioplasty.
Anesthesia with Cranioplasty:
Cranioplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Cranioplasty:
Possible risks following cranioplasty include infection, hemorrhage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the surface of the skull to be uneven.
Recovery from Cranioplasty:
Recovery from cranioplasty takes two to three weeks.