Subgaleal Hematoma

  • Etiology: birth trauma or blunt trauma resulting in blood in subgaleal space
  • Imaging: fluid collection in subcutaneous tissue that crosses sutures, contains blood
  • DDX: caput succedaneum
  • Clinical: lasts for weeks

Cases of Subgaleal Hematoma

CT of subgaleal hematoma
Axial CT without contrast of the brain shows a high density fluid collection in the left frontal subcutaneous tissue. There is also an underlying lentiform mixed density intracranial fluid collection.