Use of a customized 3D "basket" to create a solitary split-thickness cranial graft from numerous split fragments in an infant: Clinical article

Adam L. Sandler, Oren M. Tepper, James T. Goodrich, Rani Nasser, Arundhati Biswas, Rick Abbott

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While autologous split calvaria remains the preferred material for use in pediatric cranioplasty, it may be difficult to split the bone neatly into two distinct pieces, especially in infants and young children. In this paper, the authors present a technique in which numerous split pieces of bone can be readily joined together and conformed to the shape of the specific defect using a customized template and 3D trellis-like basket.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014



  • 3D
  • Autograft
  • Basket
  • Cranioplasty
  • Split-thickness
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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