Extensive sub-galeal haematoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Extensive left frontotemporal subgaleal haematoma (hyperattenuating content) associated with soft tissues oedema in adjacent face, as well a small intra parenchymal subcortical contusion in left frontal lobe. No skull fractures associated. 


15 days after

A new CT scan done 15 days later showed an expressive reduction/absorption of subgaleal haematoma. The intra parenchymal hemorrhage (contusion) was absorbed, remaining a small focus of hypoattenuation.

Case Discussion

subgaleal haematoma describes bleeding in the potential space between the periosteum and the galea aponeurosis. A cerebral haemorrhagic contusion is a type of intracerebral haemorrhage and is common in the setting of significant head injury.

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Case information

rID: 32115
Case created: 14th Nov 2014
Last edited: 18th May 2017
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