Early neurosurgical treatment of cephalhaematomas-personal experience and review of the literature

Child's Nervous System : ChNS : Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Eva Brichtová


A group of 123 children suffering from cephalhaematoma were treated at the Clinic of Pediatric Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Brno Faculty Hospital within 5 years. One hundred and nine patients were treated by aspirations and 14 patients underwent neurosurgery; it means that all patients were treated with determined surgical intervention. The surgery was indicated and performed very early, so that the calvaria bone under the ossified cephalhaematoma was intact and there was no need of cranioplasty. The results were excellent, as all patients were treated successfully and no infectious or other complications were observed in all cases. Based on our results, we suggest a more radical therapeutic approach and to perform aspirations if the cephalhaematoma is diagnosed. If calcification develops, early neurosurgery is much easier, allows to achieve better cosmetic result and cranioplasty is not necessary. Early indicated and performed surgery treatment of cephalhaematomas can be considered as simple, safe and effective procedure, therefore a more radical therapeutic approach and early surgical treatment of cephalhaematomas should be recommended.


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