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Autologous bone flap


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).

Silav G, Bölükbaşı FH, Özek E, Tönge M, Önöz M, Elmacı İ. A Simple Technique for Bone Storage after Decompressive Craniectomy in Children. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2015 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25998533.
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