Giant cephalhematoma in a 15-year-old boy. Unilateral amaurosis as the main complication.

@article{guas1995GiantCI,
  title={Giant cephalhematoma in a 15-year-old boy. Unilateral amaurosis as the main complication.},
  author={J. Matos {\'A}guas and Claire Cond{\'e} and G G Fructuoso and Fernando Mondelo and Elena Ferrer},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={363-6}
}
BACKGROUND The term "cephalhematoma" is applied to a collection of blood under the periosteum of a skull bone. It most frequently occurs in the neonatal period and is rare at other times of life. METHODS AND RESULTS We report on a 15-year-old boy with a subperiosteal hematoma involving the whole cranial surface. Surgical drainage was performed. In the immediate postoperative course, the patient developed a progressive decrease in the right eye visual acuity. An orbital computed tomographic… CONTINUE READING

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