Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Large Frontal Cranial Defect-A Case Report ZD03-ZD05
Dr. Mitalee Ajit Mopkar,
House No. 9/463 G â€śPREETâ€ť. Housing Board, Ganeshpuri, Mapusa, North Goa-403507, Goa, India.
With an increased incidence of automobile accidents, head injuries in road traffic accident victims are common. In order to salvage the vital intra-cranial structures from the effects of trauma, emergency attention is necessary. Retrieval of crushed bone fragments or drainage of haematomas to relieve intracranial pressure leaves the patient with continuity defects and unprotected brain tissue. Due to the complex field of expertise involved, rehabilitation of such defects is challenging and requires interdisciplinary attention. This article reports a case of a large frontal cranial defect rehabilitated using a heat polymerised polymethyl methacrylate acrylic resin prosthesis.