A simple technique for bone storage after decompressive craniectomy in children
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CitationSılav, G., Bölükbaşı, F. H., Özek, E., Tönge, M., Onoz, M. ve Elmacı, İ. (2014). A simple technique for bone storage after decompressive craniectomy in children. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 50(3), 161-164. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000381748
Cranial vault reconstruction in the pediatric population is a specialized procedure, which requires additional considerations. Generally, inherent difficulties of bone storage and cranioplasty are neglected in the literature. We 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 our 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.