Repair of Congenital Enlarged Parietal Foramina with Porous Polyethylene Implants

Robert D. Wallace, Safak Uygur, Petros Konofaos, Paul Klimo

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Enlarged biparietal foramina is an autosomal dominant disorder that is caused by a failure of completion of ossification within the parietal bones. Enlarged parietal foramina measuring more than a few millimeters are uncommon. Even though spontaneous regression has been described, closure is rarely complete, and depending on the size of the resulting defect, an unprotected brain is a concern. There are few reports on the surgical management of persistent enlarged biparietal foramina. This is the first report describing our experience with a custom porous polyethylene implant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1548-1549
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Alloplastic cranioplasty
  • congenital cranial bone defects
  • enlarged biparietal foramina
  • porous polyethylene implant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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