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Osseointegrated Implant Applications in Cosmetic and Functional Skull Base Rehabilitation

By Brent J. Benscoter, James J. Jaber, Matthew L. Kircher, Sam J. Marzo and John P. Leonetti


This study discusses the indications, outcomes, and complications in patients that underwent osseointegrated implantation for skull base rehabilitation. We conducted a retrospective review of eight patients with skull base defects who had undergone implantation of a facial prosthetic retention device ± bone-anchored hearing aid at a tertiary academic referral center. Descriptive analysis of applications, techniques, outcomes, and complications were reviewed. The majority of patients were males (n = 6) with previously diagnosed skull base malignancy (n = 5) with an average age of 46 (range, 14 to 77). All patients received an implanted facial prosthetic device either for an aural (n = 7) or orbital (n = 1) prosthesis. There were only two complications that included infection (n = 1) and implant extrusion (n = 1). Osseointegrated implantation of abutments for anchoring prosthetic devices in patients for skull base rehabilitation provides an excellent cosmetic option with minimal complications

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