Simple excision and periosteal reattachment for the treatment of calcified cephalhematoma: Technical note

Dong Gyu Jang, Seok Gu Kang, Sang Bok Lee, Do Sung Yoo, Pil Woo Huh, Kyoung Souk Cho, Dal Soo Kim, Chun Kun Park, Joon Ki Kang

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Abstract

Until now, calcified cephalhematoma has been treated by excision of the lesion and the use of an onlay autograft. The authors report their use of a less complicated alternative, simple excision and periosteal reattachment, in a 3-month-old male infant. They excised the calcified cap of cephalhematoma and reattached the periosteum to the exposed bone surface instead of using an onlay autograft technique. A follow-up CT scan demonstrated a smooth skull contour and good cosmetic appearance. The authors note that this is the first report of the successful use of simple excision and periosteal reattachment for the treatment of a case of calcified cephalhematoma in which there was a depressed area after the calcified cap was removed. They conclude that in cases of calcified cephalhematoma it may be unnecessary to perform a complicated cranioplasty with bone harvested from the top of the calcification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume106
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Jang, D. G., Kang, S. G., Lee, S. B., Yoo, D. S., Huh, P. W., Cho, K. S., Kim, D. S., Park, C. K., & Kang, J. K. (2007). Simple excision and periosteal reattachment for the treatment of calcified cephalhematoma: Technical note. Journal of neurosurgery, 106(2 SUPPL.), 162-164.