Simultaneous repair of the skull base and the frontal lobe defect using CAD-CAM technology
Many patients with traumatic brain injury develop complications in the postoperative period. The article describes a case of revision surgery in a female patient with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea following a severe car accident. During one surgery, the skull base and the frontal bone defect were repaired and a lumboperitoneal shunt was placed. The skull base was repaired using an autologous musculoaponeurotic graft. For a better cosmetic effect, the implant was designed using CADCAM technologies. The patient had a relapse of the leak in the postoperative period, which required revision surgery (multilayer reconstruction using a fibrin-thrombin sponge). The patient was followed up for 2 years, with no relapse. The desired clinical and cosmetic effects were successfully achieved.
Keywords: reconstructive surgery, cranial bone defect, CAD-CAM technology, CSF leak, fibrin glue