Cranioplasty refers to the repair of a defect in the skull bone. This may involve replacing the patient’s own skull flap, using a titanium mesh implant or moulding an artificial implant using methyl methacrylate.

An artificial implant created using the patients CT scan and 3D printing technology can provide good cosmetic results.

The techniques used depend on the timing of the repair and the presence of infection in the area.