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.
General imaging differential considerations include:
On certain MRI sequences also consider:
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