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April 1943

REPAIR OF LARGE CRANIAL DEFECTSREPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH A LARGE CRANIAL DEFECT WAS REPAIRED BY A GRAFT FROM THE ILIUM

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
Fellow of the Douglas Smith Foundation.; From the Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1943;46(4):575-580. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1943.01220100119014
Abstract

From a survey of the literature1 it appears that the fact that a large amount of bone may be obtained from the ilium as a transplant for repairing a cranial defect is not well known. The case to be reported demonstrates that a large defect of the skull may be repaired by utilizing almost the entire outer table of the ilium with only temporary impairment of function of either the pelvic bone or the muscles detached from it.

E. B. P., a 26 year old man, was referred by Dr. Thomas C. Douglas to the University of Chicago Clinics on Oct. 15, 1941. His complaint was of a bony swelling, which had been present in the right parietotemporal region for two and a half years. He stated that the mass had remained stationary in size for two years but that for the past five months it had increased in

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