Skull reconstruction after resection of bone tumors in a single surgical time by the association of the techniques of rapid prototyping and surgical navigation

Skull reconstruction after resection of bone tumors in a single surgical time by the association of the techniques of rapid prototyping and surgical navigation

Author Anchieta, M. V. M. Google Scholar
Salles, F. A. Google Scholar
Cassaro, B. D. Google Scholar
Quaresma, M. M. Google Scholar
Santos, Bruno Fernandes de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Presentation of a new cranioplasty technique employing a combination of two technologies: rapid prototyping and surgical navigation. This technique allows the reconstruction of the skull cap after the resection of a bone tumor in a single surgical time. The neurosurgeon plans the craniotomy previously on the EximiusMed software, compatible with the Eximius Surgical Navigator, both from the company Artis Tecnologia (Brazil). The navigator imports the planning and guides the surgeon during the craniotomy. The simulation of the bone fault allows the virtual reconstruction of the skull cap and the production of a personalized modelling mold using the Magics-Materialise (Belgium)-software. The mold and a replica of the bone fault are made by rapid prototyping by the company Artis Tecnologia (Brazil) and shipped under sterile conditions to the surgical center. The PMMA prosthesis is produced during the surgical act with the help of a hand press. The total time necessary for the planning and production of the modelling mold is four days. The precision of the mold is submillimetric and accurately reproduces the virtual reconstruction of the prosthesis. The production of the prosthesis during surgery takes until twenty minutes depending on the type of PMMA used. The modelling mold avoids contraction and dissipates the heat generated by the material's exothermic reaction in the polymerization phase. The craniectomy is performed with precision over the drawing made with the help of the Eximius Surgical Navigator, according to the planned measurements. The replica of the bone fault serves to evaluate the adaptation of the prosthesis as a support for the perforations and the placement of screws and fixation plates, as per the surgeon's discretion. This technique allows the adequate oncologic treatment associated with a satisfactory aesthetic result, with precision, in a single surgical time, reducing time and costs.
Keywords Decompressive craniectomy
Rapid prototyping
Surgical navigation
Cranioplasty
Craniotomy
Reconstruction
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Heidelberg
Language English
Date 2016
Published in International Journal Of Computer Assisted Radiology And Surgery. Heidelberg, v. 11, n. 10, p. 1919-1925, 2016.
ISSN 1861-6410 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer Heidelberg
Extent 1919-1925
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11548-016-1415-2
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000384549700013
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57019

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