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Cephal Hematoma

Cephal Hematoma

Cephal hematoma is the accumulation of blood under the scalp, that is, under the skin. The majority occur in children.

There are two types:

Subgalile hematoma: It occurs without trauma to the skull bones or in nondisplaced skull fractures, especially in children younger than 1 year old. It can start with a small bleeding and turn into a large bleeding. It is soft and fluctuant.

Subperiosteal hematoma: It often occurs in newborns. It is more limited than a subgaleal hematoma. It is limited to sutures. 80% is absorbed within 2-3 weeks.


In general, it does not require treatment and is absorbed within 2-4 weeks.


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