Infection of Cranioplasty Seen Twenty Years Later

Gurbuz M. S. , Celik O., Berkman M. Z.

JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY, cilt.52, sa.5, ss.498-500, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3340/jkns.2012.52.5.498
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.498-500


Cranioplasty is performed using autograft and allograft materials on patients to whom craniectomy was applied previously due to the facts that, this region is open to trauma and the scalp makes irritation and pressure onto the brain paranchyma causing brain atrophy and convulsions. Dramatical improvement of neurological deficits, control of convulsions and partial prevention of cerebral atrophy are achieved after these operations. One of the most important complications of cranioplasty is late infection. Here, we report a 43-year-old male patient admitted with the history of purulant discharge from the right temporal incission site for one year to whom cranioplasty had been performed with allograft material 20 days after craniectomy which had been performed in 1989. Allograft cranioplasty material was removed and cranioplasty was performed using new allograft material with the diagnosis of late cranioplasty infection.