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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

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Dr. Emily Altman
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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