Foreign-Body Reaction to Bioabsorbable Plate and Screw in Craniofacial Surgery

Masafumi Kamata, Yoshiaki Sakamoto, Kazuo Kishi

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Hydroxyapatite and poly-L-lactide plates are often used for maxillofacial surgery. These plates take 3 to 4 years to resorb completely, leading to the possibility of a foreign-body reaction. A 20-year-old woman who developed a foreign-body reaction to the plates was reported. Based on review of the relevant literature, foreign-body reactions have often been reported with this plate. Long-term follow-up is warranted to evaluate patients using this plate in maxillofacial surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e34-e36
JournalThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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