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Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

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Yes: If small, may be able to accomplish under local anesthesia. If larger blood collection, best done in a formal procedure room with anesthesia.

Answered 7/20/2015

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Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or.

Answered 7/31/2019

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