after the use of a vacuum extractor during elective cesarean delivery: a case report.
4) A subgaleal hemorrhage
is located under the cranial aponeurosis and above the periosteum.
A subgaleal hemorrhage
is a large collection of blood in the soft tissue space between the galea aponeurotica and the skull's periosteum.
Beginning in October, physicians who deliver a baby that sustains a subgaleal hemorrhage
should begin using a new diagnosis code for the injury.
in the newborn infant associated with silicone elastomer vacuum extractor.
Most serious perinatal injuries associated with vacuum-assisted delivery (VAD), including subgaleal hemorrhage
, appear before delivery, said Dr.
The majority of cases of subgaleal hemorrhage
are associated with vacuum delivery, but vacuum devices are not the only cause of this injury" she said in an interview.
8% risk of subgaleal hemorrhage
and its associated 2.
Although there is a higher association of subgaleal hemorrhage
with vacuum delivery, vacuum devices are not the only cause of this injury," she said in an interview.
Although rare, subgaleal hemorrhage
(also known as cephalhematoma), intracranial and retinal hemorrhage, skull and clavicular fractures, and Erb's palsy are associated with operative-assisted delivery.
Risks include an increased incidence of genital tract trauma and a greater risk of fetal subgaleal hemorrhage
Because the bleeding from a subgaleal hemorrhage
occurs beneath the periosteum, it encounters no barriers and as a result can dissect down to the neck and beyond if not detected early enough.