Scalp haematoma

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Scalp haematoma

  • Swelling of the scalp soft tissues is due to formation of a haematoma
  • If you see a scalp haematoma, check carefully for an underlying skull fracture and intracranial haemorrhage - none in this case

Clinical information

  • Direct blunt trauma to the right side of the head
  • Scalp swelling and bleeding

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: November 2018