A Subgaleal Hematoma That Turned Out to Be a B-Cell Lymphoma

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Background Subgaleal masses are relatively common in the clinical praxis, and after a trauma to the head, a subgaleal hematoma is usually suspected. However, other differential diagnoses, such as malignant tumors, should be kept in mind despite a history of a previous trauma. Case description and Conclusions We report a case of a subgaleal mass that was clinically and radiologically diagnosed as a subgaleal hematoma in a patient on antiplatelet therapy. The patient had a history of trauma to her head, but pathologic examination after surgery unexpectedly showed a malignant B-cell lymphoma. A review of the literature is also presented.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Hematology


  • B-cell lymphoma, Subgaleal hematoma
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489
Number of pages1
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 1
Publication categoryResearch