Utilization of a submental island flap and 3D printed model for skull base reconstruction: Infantile giant cranio-cervicofacial teratoma
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
3D printed model; Craniofacial teratoma; Infant; Skull base reconstruction; Submental island flap
© 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd Transcranial masses in the infant population can leave considerable skull base defects following resection. Traditional reconstructive techniques can result in significant morbidity or poor cosmetic results. We present a case of a large skull base defect in a six week-old infant, after removal of a giant cranio-cervicofacial teratoma, which was reconstructed using a versatile submental island flap. Additionally, preoperative planning and intraoperative navigation was advanced with the use of a 3D constructed model of the patient's mass.
Wiedermann, J., Joshi, A., Jamshidi, A., Conchenour, C., & Diego, P. (2017). Utilization of a submental island flap and 3D printed model for skull base reconstruction: Infantile giant cranio-cervicofacial teratoma. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 92 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.11.014