Inherent difficulties of bone storage and cranioplasty are neglected in the literature.
The timing of cranioplasty and method of bone flap storage are known risk factors of non-union and resorption of bone flaps
Silay et al. present a simple method of bone storage and autologous cranioplasty in a small child with severe head injury. The child underwent surgical treatment with decompressive craniectomy. A bone flap was transversally divided into two pieces and stored under the galea. Bone storage and reconstruction of the cranial vault with this surgical technique is a safe, easy and cost-effective choice excluding the surgical trauma to obtain a new subcutanous pocket for bone storage in pediatric decompressive craniectomy patients 1).