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SANTIN-AMO, J.M. et al. Chronic subgaleal hematoma in a child: Case report. Neurocirugía [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp.261-263. ISSN 1130-1473.

Neonatal subgaleal hematomas are under-diagnosed collections of blood beneath the galea, often caused by certain obstetric procedures such as use of forceps or vacuum. They generally have low volume and often resolve spontaneously. Occasionally, they can achieve a large volume and may endanger the live of the affected newborns. Rarely, they become chronic and exceptionally they may require surgical treatment. We report the case of a child under one year of age who was referred to our department because of a subgaleal hematoma secondary to vacuum-assisted delivery that required surgical treatment.

Keywords : Cephalohematoma; Galea; Subgaleal hematomas; Vacuum extraction.

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