Infant scalp hematoma

Infant scalp hematoma types

Differential Diagnosis

Newborn Problems


  • Subgaleal hematoma
    • Between potential space between the periosteum and the galeal aponeurosis → can cross suture lines
    • Occur in vacuum assisted delivery, but may indicate head trauma (ie NAT - non-accidental trauma)
  • Cephalohematoma
    • Subperiosteal usually from birth trauma as well. Bound by periosteum → Do not cross suture lines
  • Caput succedaneum
    • Extra-periosteal subQ fluid usually from birth trauma → Do cross suture lines. Found in dependent areas.

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