Outcome of the Subcutaneous Autologous Skull Flap Preservation in Traumatic Head Injury: Comparison between the Early and Late Cranioplasty


  • Thachnaronk Thanyasri Department of surgery, Pathum Thani Hospital


Traumatic head injury, Subcutaneous autologous skull flap preservation, Early cranioplasty, Late cranioplasty


Background : The autologous skull flap cranioplasty has the potential strong bony fusion, replaced in the original position achieves the best cosmetic and eliminates the problem of rejection. The optimal timing for cranioplasty has remained controversial. The long waiting time for the cranioplasty affects the recovery of the neuronal function.

Method : The retrospective comparative studied in thirty-one patients with traumatic head injury who underwent the subcutaneous autologous preservation and the outcome of the early and late cranioplasty.

Results : The early and late cranioplasty were safe, efficient, feasible technique and no differences between the two groups, but the late cranioplasty loss of bone mass and effect to reconstruction result in improper shape and size.

Conclusion : Cranioplasty should be early performed when the patient is stable and the early cranioplasty is a suitable technique


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Thanyasri T. Outcome of the Subcutaneous Autologous Skull Flap Preservation in Traumatic Head Injury: Comparison between the Early and Late Cranioplasty. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 30 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];45(1):52-64. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JDMS/article/view/244741



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