Fronto-orbital craniotomy reconstruction using the titanium clamp (Craniofix): A technical note

Xicotencatl Perez-Sanchez, Felix Umansky, Emil Margolin, Sergey Spektor

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Abstract

Background: We evaluate a new technique for plateless fixation of a bone flap after fronto-orbital craniotomy. Methods: From September 1999 to October 2004, we performed fronto-orbital craniotomy reconstruction using the Craniofix titanium clamp in 108 consecutive patients with a variety of lesions in the anterior skull base. Postoperative computed tomographic imaging studies and clinical evaluations were performed to prospectively assess cosmetic conformity and bone flap stability and to evaluate the surgical benefit of Craniofix in these patients. Results: Excellent bone flap fixation and cosmetic results were obtained in all patients 6 to 68 months (average, 36 months) after surgery. Conclusion: The Craniofix titanium clamp is a reliable, safe, and simple fixation device for reconstruction of fronto-orbital craniotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Craniofix
  • Fronto-orbital craniotomy
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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