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|Title:||Comparison of the Surgical Outcomes of Cranioplasty Using Titanium, Customized Polymethylmethacrylate, and Liquid Polymethylmethacrylate in Maharaj Nakhon Chiang Mai Hospital, Thailand|
|Abstract:||Cranioplasty is a standard procedure used to restore skull defects after craniectomy. Many different materials are used in cranioplasty. The study aim was to compare the surgical outcomes of cranioplasty using different materials: liquid polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), customized PMMA, and titanium. The authors retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of cranioplasty performed from 2016 to 2021. Data collection included patient characteristics and complications, including postoperative infection, hematoma, implant exposure, and subgaleal cerebrospinal fluid collection. Eighty-five patients received cranioplasty with different materials: titanium, 14; customized PMMA, 31; and liquid PMMA, 40. There were no significant differences in the basic patient characteristics among the 3 cranioplasty groups except for lower age in the customized PMMA group. There were no significant differences between superficial and deep infections, implant exposure, postoperative hematoma, or seizure. However, subgaleal cerebrospinal fluid collection was more common in the liquid PMMA group than in the customized PMMA group (P = 0.02). This study showed that good outcomes were achieved by cranioplasty performed with different materials (titanium, customized PMMA, and liquid PMMA).|
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