Spontaneous Subgaleal Hematoma: A Rare Complication of Sickle Cell Disease
Date of submission: 10-05-2018 | Date of acceptance: 16-08-2018 | Published: 30-01-2019
Spontaneous subgaleal hematoma is a rare complication associated with sickle cell disease. Although its cause is not clearly defined, it is frequently associated with vaso-occlusive crises. It may be a neurosurgical emergency when associated with epidural haematoma. The authors describe a case report of an adolescent with sickle cell disease that presented this complication, posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. This report highlights the importance of considering this diagnosis in patients with sickle cell disease that present with headache and haematoma of the head.