Parietal fracture with large subgaleal hematoma

Case contributed by Muhammad Essam

Presentation

History of trauma 1 month ago followed by scalp swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 9 months
Gender: Male

A thin fracture of the right posterior parietal bone associated with large overlying sub-galeal collection of heterogeneously iso-dense attenuation is seen at the right parieto-occipital region measuring about 8.5 x 2 cm along its maximum AP x TS diameters.

Case Discussion

Subgaleal hematoma describes scalp bleeding in the potential space between the periosteum and the galea aponeurosis.

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