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
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Bioabsorbable system
  • Facial fracture
  • Foreign-body reaction
  • Poly-L-lactide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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