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Scalp and Skull Injuries
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Scalp swelling, soft tissue swelling, scalp hematoma
        • Definitions

          • Scalp injuries: Lacerations, hematomas
            • Laceration: Focal discontinuity in scalp
              • Variable extent and thickness
              • Foreign bodies, subcutaneous air common
            • Hematoma: Hemorrhage in or between scalp layers
          • Skull injuries: Fractures

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Radiographic Findings

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Angiographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Etiology and Epidemiology

                          • Natural History and Prognosis

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. Dayan PS et al: Risk of traumatic brain injuries in children younger than 24 months with isolated scalp hematomas. Ann Emerg Med. 64(2):153-62, 2014
                                2. Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: Best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. BET 1: What is the significance of a 'boggy' (soft) scalp haematoma in head-injured children? Emerg Med J. 31(1):78-9, 2014
                                3. Kichari JR et al: Massive traumatic subgaleal haematoma. Emerg Med J. 30(4):344, 2013
                                4. Marti B et al: Wormian bones in a general paediatric population. Diagn Interv Imaging. Epub ahead of print, 2013
                                5. Kim YI et al: Clinical comparison of the predictive value of the simple skull x-ray and 3 dimensional computed tomography for skull fractures of children. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 52(6):528-33, 2012
                                6. Ciurea AV et al: Traumatic brain injury in infants and toddlers, 0-3 years old. J Med Life. 4(3):234-43, 2011
                                7. Werner EF et al: Mode of delivery in nulliparous women and neonatal intracranial injury. Obstet Gynecol. 118(6):1239-46, 2011
                                8. Sillero Rde O: Massive subgaleal hematoma. J Trauma. 65(4):963, 2008
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Synonyms

                                        • Scalp swelling, soft tissue swelling, scalp hematoma
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Scalp injuries: Lacerations, hematomas
                                          • Laceration: Focal discontinuity in scalp
                                            • Variable extent and thickness
                                            • Foreign bodies, subcutaneous air common
                                          • Hematoma: Hemorrhage in or between scalp layers
                                        • Skull injuries: Fractures

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • MR Findings

                                              • Angiographic Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Etiology and Epidemiology

                                                        • Natural History and Prognosis

                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                          • Consider

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Dayan PS et al: Risk of traumatic brain injuries in children younger than 24 months with isolated scalp hematomas. Ann Emerg Med. 64(2):153-62, 2014
                                                              2. Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: Best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. BET 1: What is the significance of a 'boggy' (soft) scalp haematoma in head-injured children? Emerg Med J. 31(1):78-9, 2014
                                                              3. Kichari JR et al: Massive traumatic subgaleal haematoma. Emerg Med J. 30(4):344, 2013
                                                              4. Marti B et al: Wormian bones in a general paediatric population. Diagn Interv Imaging. Epub ahead of print, 2013
                                                              5. Kim YI et al: Clinical comparison of the predictive value of the simple skull x-ray and 3 dimensional computed tomography for skull fractures of children. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 52(6):528-33, 2012
                                                              6. Ciurea AV et al: Traumatic brain injury in infants and toddlers, 0-3 years old. J Med Life. 4(3):234-43, 2011
                                                              7. Werner EF et al: Mode of delivery in nulliparous women and neonatal intracranial injury. Obstet Gynecol. 118(6):1239-46, 2011
                                                              8. Sillero Rde O: Massive subgaleal hematoma. J Trauma. 65(4):963, 2008