Cranial Bone Grafts Obtained from the Temporal Fossa

  • Scott L. Spear
  • Carlos E. Wiegering
Conference paper


Cranial bone grafts are achieving increasing popularity in craniofacial surgery. They have several advantages, including the lack of any visible scar, a relatively painless donor site, no visible deformity, availability even in infants and often in the same operative field, and finally, better survival than other forms of bone grafts. On the other hand, they also have some disadvantages, including a shortage of cancellous bone, a lack of pliability, and the risk of intracranial injury at the time of their harvesting.


Bone Graft Visible Scar Intracranial Injury Craniofacial Surgery Outer Table 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott L. Spear
  • Carlos E. Wiegering
    • 1
  1. 1.WashingtonUSA

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