Scalp haematoma

A scalp haematoma usually occurs following injury at delivery although they are increasingly seen with head trauma.


They can be subdivided by their location within the scalp, particular their location as related to the galea aponeurosis and skull periosteum (this mnemonic is helpful when remembering the layers of the scalp):

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rID: 13460
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Scalp hematoma

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    Case 1: bilateral subgaleal haematomata
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    Ossified cephaloh...
    Case 2: ossified cephalohaematoma
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    Case 3: caput succedaneum
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