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What is the treatment for scalp hematoma?

What is the treatment for scalp hematoma?

Usually none: Most scalp hematomas will resolve without any surgery needed. The body will break the clot down as it does any bruise over time. Rarely if the hematoma is tense and expanding it can be drained by opening the skin and washing the area out. Those on blood thinners may have to stop them for a short time if there is an associated clot/bruise on the brain. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Son has scalp hematoma said dr today. What do I do if it doesn't go away in a couple of weeks?

Son has scalp hematoma said dr today. What do I do if it doesn't go away in a couple of weeks?

You wait longer: If a kid develops a scalp hematoma it represents a pocket of blood in between the skull and deep skin layers that have no blood supply.Blood will eventually break down to its basic chemical fluid and protein makeup and be passively absorbed gradually through the deep skin layers.Transient calcium deposits can form at the site but eventually resolve. ...Read more

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My son have a scalp hematoma since saturday and the bump is not getting smaller yet, whe do you decide if it needs to be drained?

My son have a scalp hematoma since saturday and the bump is not getting smaller yet, whe do you decide if it needs to be drained?

I've never drained : One in 3 deacdes. They may take a few weeks to settle down & sometimes they can form a hard bony knot at the base of the collection.The body will eventually reabsorb the material & all will be fine. It is not worth the chance if infection or recurrent accumulation to drain these. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such as the face. You want to make sure that the bruising on the face is not due to trauma to other structures. For example, raccoon eyes, bruising around the eyes, can be a sign of a basal skull fracture. Please have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Scalp hematoma. I've had it for two years now. Can i drain it myself or do need a doctor?

Scalp hematoma.  I've had it for two years now.  Can i drain it myself or do need a doctor?

Don't do it: Let someone examine and treat this for you. The scalp is very thick skin. You can do a lot of damage trying this on your own. ...Read more

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My daughter's usg brain report says  "A scalp hematoma measuring 11.3 x 3.5 mms is seen over the left parietal  area."I am afraid. what should I do .

My daughter's usg brain report says  "A scalp hematoma measuring 11.3 x 3.5 mms is seen over the left parietal 
area."I am afraid. what should I do .

Puzzling question: A scalp hematoma means there is a collection of blood under the skin of the scalp. This usually reflects a broken blood vessel from trauma. It usually hurts, can persist for days or weeks, but has little if any importance. It is not by itself any sort of brain injury. It is not inside the skull. ...Read more

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What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

Scalp hematoma: Scalp hematoma is a bleeding underneath the scalp in the upper left region of the skull. The contusion is in the same region and is a brusing and bleeding in the brain. #3. Is another bruising or bleeding on the left side of the brain but lower down towards the base of the skull. These injuries sound like there are a result of head trauma. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Scalp Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more