The fate of a macroporous hydroxyapatite cranioplasty four years after implantation: Macroscopical and microscopical findings in a case of recurrent atypical meningioma

Angelo Pompucci, Paolo Frassanito, Pasquale De Bonis, Pier Paolo Mattogno, Annunziato Mangiola, Mariangela Novello, Domenico Brinchi, Carmelo Anile

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Abstract

Reconstruction of calvarial bone defects can be achieved using autologous bone or a wide range of prosthetic materials [1]. Macroporous hydroxyapatite (MH) has histologically proven its potential osteointegration in animal models [2], [3] and [4]. Recent radiological and clinical data in human subjects are in favour of good osteointegration of MH cranioplasty [5] and [6]. However, the MH implant has weak mechanic stability and is prone to fractures [7]. Furthermore, it is not known how fast and to which extent the implant is ossified in vivo. We report a case with limited ossification of a MH prosthesis four years after implantation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • cranioplasty

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