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Sub-galeal haematoma

Sub-galeal haematoma describes bleeding in the potential space between the periosteum and the galea aponeurosis.

It most commonly occurs after vacuum assisted delivery, but may also be seen following head trauma. In patients with intracranial haemorrhage or skull fractures, the incidence of subgaleal haemorrhage is increased.

Differential diagnosis

General imaging differential considerations include

On certain MRI sequences also consider

See also

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