Subgaleal hematoma: The need for increased awareness of risk

S. A. Smith, P. L. Jett, S. L. Jacobson, N. D. Binder, T. A. Kuforiji, Joseph Gilhooly, J. H. Piatt, D. A M Pillers, J. W. Reynolds, G. I. Benda

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Abstract

Subgaleal hematoma also known as subaponeurotic hemorrhage, is a serious complication of birth that is associated with vacuum assisted delivery. Despite a high rate of mortality associated with subgaleal hematoma, it has received relatively little attention in the medical literature. Lack of awareness may lead to delayed diagnosis and serious consequences for infants. This paper is a report of six cases and a literature review. Prevention and early recognition and treatment of the condition can occur only with increased practitioner awareness of this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-574
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Volume41
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995

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Keywords

  • disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • hematoma
  • infant, newborn
  • subaponeurotic hemorrhage
  • Subgaleal hematoma
  • vacuum extraction, obstetrical

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Smith, S. A., Jett, P. L., Jacobson, S. L., Binder, N. D., Kuforiji, T. A., Gilhooly, J., ... Benda, G. I. (1995). Subgaleal hematoma: The need for increased awareness of risk. Journal of Family Practice, 41(6), 569-574.

Subgaleal hematoma : The need for increased awareness of risk. / Smith, S. A.; Jett, P. L.; Jacobson, S. L.; Binder, N. D.; Kuforiji, T. A.; Gilhooly, Joseph; Piatt, J. H.; Pillers, D. A M; Reynolds, J. W.; Benda, G. I.

In: Journal of Family Practice, Vol. 41, No. 6, 1995, p. 569-574.

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Smith, SA, Jett, PL, Jacobson, SL, Binder, ND, Kuforiji, TA, Gilhooly, J, Piatt, JH, Pillers, DAM, Reynolds, JW & Benda, GI 1995, 'Subgaleal hematoma: The need for increased awareness of risk', Journal of Family Practice, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 569-574.
Smith SA, Jett PL, Jacobson SL, Binder ND, Kuforiji TA, Gilhooly J et al. Subgaleal hematoma: The need for increased awareness of risk. Journal of Family Practice. 1995;41(6):569-574.
Smith, S. A. ; Jett, P. L. ; Jacobson, S. L. ; Binder, N. D. ; Kuforiji, T. A. ; Gilhooly, Joseph ; Piatt, J. H. ; Pillers, D. A M ; Reynolds, J. W. ; Benda, G. I. / Subgaleal hematoma : The need for increased awareness of risk. In: Journal of Family Practice. 1995 ; Vol. 41, No. 6. pp. 569-574.
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