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Acta Sci Neurol. 2018 Nov;1(2):13-16. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

PEEK Implant: A Case Report Illustrating the Benefits for Correcting Craniosynostosis Asymmetry.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

Abstract

Background:

Unilateral coronal synostosis can cause aesthetically unappealing plagiocephaly, which often requires surgical correction. The techniques utilized for this operation have continued to evolve. Unfortunately, some patients who have fronto-orbital advancement will have residual asymmetry.

Case:

We present a case of a 21 year-old female with residual asymmetry who was suffering from facial swelling and refractory trigeminal neuralgia. It was decided to perform an additional surgery with polytheretheketone (PEEK) implant to restore normal symmetry and provide symptomatic relief.

Conclusion:

The ideal fit PEEK implant provided excellent cosmetic results and the operation relieved her symptoms. We provide a detailed discussion on why PEEK implants are great options for these types of cases due to advanced pre-surgical planning technology, ease of placement, and durability over time.

KEYWORDS:

Facial Asymmetry; Polytheretheketone Implant; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Unilateral Coronal Craniosynostosis

PMID:
30899918
PMCID:
PMC6424366

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