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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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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

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

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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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

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What is the definition or description of: Scalp hematoma?

What is the definition or description of: Scalp hematoma?

Hematoma: Which is a collection of blood between the skin and skull. Generally after trauma or difficult dilivery
if trauma you need to check for intracranial injury
if occurs without trauma you need to check the clotting system for a deffect ...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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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

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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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Why did I develop a scalp hematoma 12 days after my car accident? They sewed up my head wound in the ER & my forehead swelling went down. Then 11 days after my accident I was laying down & felt bubbling under my scalp, went to the mirror & saw a huge knot

Why did I develop a scalp hematoma 12 days after my car accident? They sewed up my head wound in the ER & my forehead swelling went down. Then 11 days after my accident I was laying down & felt bubbling under my scalp, went to the mirror & saw a huge knot

Delayed bleeding: There was likely a small blood vessel that just started bleeding underneath the skin, causing the hematoma. It may have happened when the stitches were being removed or even something like washing your hair. Nothing incorrect done, just a thing. Your body will eventually reabsorb the hematoma; sometimes some will be left behind that can be uncomfortable, so you may prefer to have it evacuated ...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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I have a scalp hematoma on the back of my head for the past 3 months and it has s not reduce in size. X-ray shows no fracture. Soft painful spot on it?

Hematoma: It may take months for the hematoma to be absorbed depending on its size. In fact if it lasts long enough it may begin to calcify ...Read more

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Why is my scalp numb? I have a hematoma after stitches removed 3 weeks ago following accident

Why is my scalp numb? I have a hematoma after stitches removed 3 weeks ago following accident

Doctor can evaluate: The doctor who is doing the follow-up visit (s) after the initial care of the injury can check to see if the numbness is a normal amount of numbness. Anytime there is a cut in the skin, whether by surgery or trauma or a combination of both, some of the nerves in the top layer of skin will get cut or damaged... thus leading to a numb area around the wound. ...Read more

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Could someone have a subdural hematoma even if he is bleeding from the scalp?

Yes: A subdural hematoma is caused by a tearing of a bridging vein, often from trauma. A scalp laceration would not exclude the possibility of a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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Is it possible that someone have a subdural hematoma even if they are bleeding on their scalp?

Subdural hematoma: Bleeding from the scalp will not cause a subdural hematoma, this type of bleed comes from a more serious type of trauma, not just from a scalp laceration. ...Read more

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Went ER 2 days ago after hitting my head on the base of a swivel chair doc said its a hematoma below my scalp is it safe to workout or run with it?

Went ER 2 days ago after hitting my head on the base of a swivel chair doc said its a hematoma below my scalp is it safe to workout or run with it?

Yes: Unless the ED physician specifically advised against it, you are safe to run. The hematoma will not interfere; only bleeding or swelling of the brain within the skull would have made your running unsafe. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long do scalp hematomas last & what can I do if it's getting harder? It's been about a week since I felt it bubble up and form in my head Source

How long do scalp hematomas last & what can I do if it's getting harder? It's been about a week since I felt it bubble up and form in my head Source

Several weeks: Hematomas start soft and harden as the blood inside coagulates. It will slowly turn from a deep purple to a yellow starting at the edges as your body's immune system breaks up and absorbs the old blood. It may take 2-3 weeks to resolve depending on the size. If it gets larger or more painful, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is a hematoma from a shot dangerous?

No: As long as it is not infected and as long as "from a shot" means an injection and not a bullet. :) it should go down in a matter of days. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

A collection of: Blood from injury or other reasons.
Depend on the reason of that hematoma sometimes could serious. ...Read more

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I've just been told I have hematoma, should I be concerned?

Location, location..: A hematoma is simply blood which has collected outside of a blood vessel, no different than a "black-and-blue" mark. The critical issue is where this collection is. If it's sitting under the skin, it is of no concern. If it's between the skull and the brain, it can create pressure on the brain and be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What is a subdermal hematoma?

Hematoma: A subdermal hematoma is a hematoma under the skin,
a subdural hematoma is a hemorrhage under the dura mater covering of the brain.
Both are usually associated with trauma. ...Read more

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What's the best way to help a hematoma in abs?

What's the best way to help a hematoma in abs?

Heat: Generally mobilizes the old blood in hematomas and helps reabsorb the old blood. IT TAKES A WHILE so be patient. BTW Large collections of blood can be removed surgically. ...Hope his is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a cerebral hematoma?

What is a cerebral hematoma?

Cerebral Hematoma: Blood clot in the brain following rupture of vessel in brain or between skull & brain. ...Read more

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Hematoma after giving birth?

? Where: Most hematomas spontaneously resolve in time (gone within 3-5 weeks). On a rare occasion some hematomas are walled off and may need surgical removal. (hematomas in different areas, for example a more serious sdh (sub dural hematoma) needs to be cared for emergently as it can cause pressure on the brain, etc.) hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more

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Can hematoma from shotcause pain in the buttocks?

Can hematoma from shotcause pain in the buttocks?

Yes: Sometimes with injections small blood vessels are injured and bleed. It should get better in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

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. Can usually ...Read more