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School of Medicine




Aging pediatric cranioplasty patients with titanium implants are a population at risk for scalp breakdown and implant extrusion. Complications from titanium use in adult cranioplasty patients are well documented in the medical literature. Reports of complications focused on pediatric populations are sparse. In this case series, we report two examples of negative sequelae associated with titanium utilization in infant cranioplasty and discuss our treatment strategy for each case.

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Mullens, C. L., Grome, L. J., Serrano, C. A., Qaiser, R., & Mason, A. C. (2018). Titanium hardware extrusion following pediatric cranioplasty. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, 13, 1–5.


© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (



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