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Massive traumatic subgaleal haematoma
  1. Jayant R Kichari,
  2. Hugo Gielkens
  1. Department of Radiology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede Overijssel, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jayant Kichari, Department of Radiology, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Haaksbergerstraat 55, Enschede, Overijssel 7513 ER, The Netherlands; j.kichari{at}

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A 15-year-old boy was presented to the emergency department with an enlarging head swelling after a minor head trauma 4 days previously. On examination, there was an extensive circumferential swelling of the entire scalp. Besides headache, the patient had no neurological deficits and was haemodynamically stable.

For further evaluation, a non-enhanced CT of the head was conducted (see …

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  • Contributors JK wrote the manuscript and selected the images; HG edited the report and provided intellectual support.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent The non-enhanced CT was taken almost a year previous to this submission; all identifying information has been removed.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.