Scalp hematoma

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

A scalp hematoma usually occurs following an injury at delivery although they are commonly seen with head trauma.

Classification

There are three types of hematoma, which are defined 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). From superficial to deep, the three types are:

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Article information

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

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Cases and figures

  • Layers of the sku...
    Figure 1: layers of the skull
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  • Figure 2: scalp layers diagram
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  • Figure 3: caput succedaneum
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  • Case 1: caput succedaneum
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  • Figure 4: subgaleal hematoma
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  • Figure 5: cephalohaematoma
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  • left sided occipi...
    Case 3: cephalohaematoma
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  • Ossified cephaloh...
    Case 4: ossified cephalohaematoma
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