Minimal Invasive Surgery

  >  Cranioplasty
Large deficits of the skull do not only cause aesthetic problems for the patient but also pose risks in particularly exposed areas and cause functional disorders with fluctuations of intracranial pressure(ICP) ,headaches, vertigo etc. Also, random direct percussion of the underlying brain cortex may result in irreparable damage and can also trigger epileptic seizures.

Surgery is performed for deficits with a diameter smaller than 3cm only for aesthetic reasons, however in deficits larger than 3cm cranioplasty is almost always recommended.

If there is no previous history of infection the cranioplasty is recommended as soon as possible, in other words immediately after surgery or within  3 months, whereas in the event of infection, the cranioplasty should not be performed in less than 6 months. Research has shown that cranioplasty performed within the first 6 weeks significantly improves the cerebral blood flow.

The new method of Cranioplasty is performed using a special implant which is custom made in the exact dimensions of the cranial deficit of the patient which means considerable ease and perfect fit in the implantation procedure.

International and personal experience has shown the immediate beneficial results of a cranioplasty can have in essentially helping a patient who already has serious cranial damage in their further rehabilitation.