Lid Cranioplasty: An Elegant Method of Calvarial Reconstruction.

The Journal of craniofacial surgery

PubMedID: 25318445

Balan JR, Tripathy S. Lid Cranioplasty: An Elegant Method of Calvarial Reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2014;.
The reconstruction of calvarial defect is a challenging treat for any craniofacial surgeon. The split calvarial bone graft reconstruction is a well-described method of reconstruction and gives very good results. Here, we present a 14-year-old girl who presented with a frontal cranial bone defect with a size of 5 × 3 cm for which the reconstruction was done with a split calvarial bone graft taken from the parietal bone. The method of reconstruction resembled keeping a lid of a jar, and we named this procedure lid cranioplasty. We were able to come out with very good cosmetic and functional outcome.