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Surg Neurol Int


Subgaleal hematoma evacuation in a pediatric patient: A case report and review of the literature.


Patchana T, Ghanchi H, Taka T, Calayag M
Surg Neurol Int. 2020; 11:243.
PMID: 32905325.


Subgaleal hematoma (SGH) is generally documented within the neonatal period and is rarely reported as a result of trauma or hair braiding in children. While rare, complications of SGH can result in ophthalmoplegia, proptosis, visual deficit, and corneal ulceration secondary to hematoma extension into the orbit. Although conservative treatment is preferential, expanding SGH should be aspirated to reduce complications associated with further expansion.