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

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Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
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Dr. Earl Ferguson
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

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