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Medical implant devices have evolved in the past decade and now many surgical specialties have turned to
polyetheretherketone (PEEK) devices for its ideal properties. In Neurosurgery, PEEK has its role in many operations such
as cervical cages after anterior cervical discectomy and as a prosthetic implant for cranioplasty where autologous
cranioplasty is not possible.
We discuss our case of a poorly differentiated destructive tumour that was surgically removed and the skull deformity
replaced with a PEEK implant, assisted by state of the art neuro-navigational technology.