Calvarial defect reconstruction.

D. F. Jimenez, C. M. Barone

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The history of skull trepanation is almost as old as that of humanity. For thousands of years it has been performed for the treatment of numerous medical maladies. The Andean Incas, early Asians and South Seas Islanders, are amongst the many people to perform calvarial trepanation. Hippocrates described techniques for the use of the trepan in early Greek times. With the production of a skull opening comes the challenge of developing methods for closing the defect. It is in reality, more challenging to repair the defect than to create it. Man, with his never ending ingenuity, has tried to develop many techniques. We will discuss some of them and present our method of choice for closure of skull defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalMissouri medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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