Management of Skull Fractures and Calvarial Defects

Aurora Vincent, Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, Tom Shokri, Eli Gordin, Jared C. Inman, Spiros Manolidis, Yadranko Ducic

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Scalp and calvarial defects can result from a myriad of causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, congenital malformations, neoplasm, and surgical management of tumors or other pathologies. While some small, nondisplaced fractures with minimal overlying skin injury can be managed conservatively, more extensive wounds will need surgical repair and closure. There are many autologous and alloplastic materials to aid in dural and calvarial reconstruction, but no ideal reconstructive method has yet emerged. Different reconstructive materials and methods are associated with different advantages, disadvantages, and complications that reconstructive surgeons should be aware of. Herein, we discuss different methods and materials for the surgical reconstruction of calvarial defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-656
Number of pages6
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • calvarial reconstruction
  • dural repair
  • scalp soft tissue repair
  • skull fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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