Cranioplasty in Children

  • Dragoslav Stula


The plastic closure of cranial defects in children confronts the neurosurgeon with special problems. Large and especially pulsating defects are not well tolerated by children, since the immaturity of the brain can hardly resist the continuous stress of locally changing pressure fluctuations [95, 158]. Moreover, neurologieal deficits caused by hemisphere compression can strongly influence the further development of the child (Figs. 70 a, b).


Bone Cement Skull Defect Cranial Defect Acute Subdural Haematoma Plastic Closure 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wein 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dragoslav Stula
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNeurosurgical Clinic, University of BaselSwitzerland

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