Problems with appearance may negatively affect the mental health of individuals with disfigurement so, cranioplasty has an important role in improving the physical appearance of patients as well as their psychological symptoms. This study aims to highlight the aesthetic as well as the psychological outcomes of cranioplasty using the two most widely used synthetic graft materials; polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and titanium mesh.
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Jan-Mar 2019, Volume 1, Issue 1
The infiltrative nature of malignant gliomas make their resection a challenge to neurosurgeons. 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a drug that helps to properly delimit the edges of a high-grade glioma, by using a modified microscope, and thus increases the degree of tumor resection, ultimately improving the prognosis of the disease.