Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for patients to participate or not in the GCRR

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
  1. Patients with a clinical condition that requires temporary removal of the cranial bone (DC)

    • Space-occupying cerebral infarction

    • Traumatic brain injury

    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage

    • Intracranial haemorrhage

    • Sinus venous thrombosis

    • Space-occupying cerebral infections

  2. Patients after DC who now require surgical CP

  3. Patients with osteolytic or bone-destructing tumours of the skull

  4. Legal age (≥18 years)

  1. Patients with a clinical condition that requires permanent removal of the cranial bone

  2. Patients in palliative care

  3. Patients with craniofacial malformations (eg, craniosynostosis)

  4. Patients who require skull base reconstruction

  5. Patients after suboccipital DC

  • CP, cranioplasty; DC, decompressive craniectomy; GCRR, German Cranial Reconstruction Registry.