ABSTRACT: Embryologic development of the frontoorbital region is complex and is affected by a series of pathologies. These primarily represent failures of fusion at the interface between the frontal bones and the skull base or between the frontal bones themselves, or frontal bone defects in association with atypical craniofacial clefts or cutis aplasia. Isolated ossification defects in the frontal bones themselves are rare, with only 1 case having been previously reported. In that report, the defect was effectively managed with an alloplastic cranioplasty. However, long term results were not presented. Here, we describe 4 cases of isolated frontal bone aplasia their management using autologous bone.

Atypical cleft, bone graft, calvarium, cranioplasty, embryology, encephalocoele, frontal bone aplasia, frontoorbital, ossification defect, pediatric, skull, split calvarium
dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000007066, hdl.handle.net/1765/133478
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

Roumeliotis, G. (Grayson), Inciarte, M. (Maria), Thomas, G. (Gregory), Wall, S. (Steven), Mathijssen, I. (Irene), & Johnson, D. (David). (2021). Congenital Ossification Defects of the Frontal Bone: Description of a Novel Clinical Entity and the Management of Four Patients. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 32(1), 92–96. doi:10.1097/SCS.0000000000007066