Intracranial migration of metallic fixation devices into the sagittal sinus

Edward M. Reece, Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Alan R. Cohen

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Metallic rigid fixation has enjoyed a broad spectrum of application in craniofacial surgery. However, this technology has been associated with several concerns including: infection, extrusion, immunologic reaction, growth restriction, and intracranial passive migration of hardware. While intracranial migration has been observed in many cases of pediatric craniofacial surgery, no observed sequalae have been reported. This case report presents a patient that demonstrated intracranial migration of metallic fixation hardware, rigid fixation plates and screws were observed to have translocated into the sagittal sinus. A brief review of intracranial migration literature accompanies the case report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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