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Neonatal scalp haematoma and necrosis.

Schönmeyr, Björn LU ; Becker, Magnus LU and Svensson, Henry LU (2014) In Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 48(6). p.417-420
Abstract
Abstract Birth trauma after prolonged deliveries and instrument-assisted extractions can result in skin lesions and reduced viability of the scalp. In these instances, scalp swellings and haematomas are often also seen. The classification and inter-relationship between these conditions might not, however, always be clear. This report describes three cases of neonates with scalp swellings and necrosis. Nomenclature, underlying causes, work up, treatment options, and outcomes are presented and discussed. The first case consisted of a newborn with a subgaleal haematoma and occipital pressure necrosis that healed by secondary intention. In the second case, an infected scalp haematoma led to scarring and alopecia that required secondary... (More)
Abstract Birth trauma after prolonged deliveries and instrument-assisted extractions can result in skin lesions and reduced viability of the scalp. In these instances, scalp swellings and haematomas are often also seen. The classification and inter-relationship between these conditions might not, however, always be clear. This report describes three cases of neonates with scalp swellings and necrosis. Nomenclature, underlying causes, work up, treatment options, and outcomes are presented and discussed. The first case consisted of a newborn with a subgaleal haematoma and occipital pressure necrosis that healed by secondary intention. In the second case, an infected scalp haematoma led to scarring and alopecia that required secondary reconstruction with tissue expansion. The third neonate suffered from a subgaleal haematoma and a scalp lesion that required split skin grafting and secondary reconstruction with tissue expansion. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Abstract Birth trauma after prolonged deliveries and instrument-assisted extractions can result in skin lesions and reduced viability of the scalp. In these instances, scalp swellings and haematomas are often also seen. The classification and inter-relationship between these conditions might not, however, always be clear. This report describes three cases of neonates with scalp swellings and necrosis. Nomenclature, underlying causes, work up, treatment options, and outcomes are presented and discussed. The first case consisted of a newborn with a subgaleal haematoma and occipital pressure necrosis that healed by secondary intention. In the second case, an infected scalp haematoma led to scarring and alopecia that required secondary reconstruction with tissue expansion. The third neonate suffered from a subgaleal haematoma and a scalp lesion that required split skin grafting and secondary reconstruction with tissue expansion.},
  author       = {Schönmeyr, Björn and Becker, Magnus and Svensson, Henry},
  issn         = {2000-656X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {417--420},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery},
  title        = {Neonatal scalp haematoma and necrosis.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2013.792825},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2014},
}