Use of Bovine Xenograft in Reconstruction of Traumatic Anterior Cranial Fossa Bone Defects Involving the Frontal Sinus
J Abdullah, A Rushdan, M Hamzah, A R Ariff, A Rani
Ann Transplant 1999; 4(3-4): 28-31
Four patients underwent reconstruction of anterior cranial fossa of skull defects between November 1997 and January 1998. All of them had traumatic anterior cranial fossa defect and were reconstructed with Iyophilised bovine cortical bone graft. There was no cerebrospinal fluid leakage, meningitis, extradural abscess or other infections. This study demonstrates that the use of bovine bone graft in the reconstruction of anterior base defects is safe.
Keywords: bovine xenograft, reconstruction, Anterior, cranial bone, defect, Frontal Sinus