The Use of Virtual Surgical Planning for Reduction Cranioplasty

We report the case of a 2-year-old girl with severe hydrocephalic macrocephaly who underwent a reduction cranioplasty guided by VSP with computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Prefabricated cutting guides and a concave assembly bowl were used for precise fixation of bony segments. Our patient underwent a successful reduction cranioplasty using VSP and CAD/CAM. This technology allowed precise remodeling of the cranial vault with minimal bony gaps in the final construct. Head circumference and intracranial volume were reduced from 70 cm and 4,575 cm3 to 62 cm and 2,645 cm3, respectively. VSP with CAD/CAM can serve as a useful adjunct in complex cases of cranioplasty allowing for an increase in the precision, the efficacy, and the esthetic result.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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