Infected subgaleal hematoma in a neonate

Shirley Pollack, Imad Kassis, Michalle Soudack, Hannah Sprecher, Polo Sujov, Joseph N. Guilburd, Imad R. Makhoul*

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Subgaleal hematoma (SGH) is an infrequent finding in neonates, occurring mostly after vacuum extraction deliveries. SGH can cause anemia, hypovolemic shock, and death. To date, only one case of neonatal infected SGH has previously been reported. We describe a term neonate with severe polymicrobial infection complicating SGH, including anaerobic bacteria, and with unique imaging features.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-759
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Anaerobic bacteria
  • Infection
  • Newborn infant
  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus
  • Subgaleal hematoma


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