Subgaleal hematoma presenting as a manifestation of Factor XIII deficiency

Don Kim, Benjamin Taragin

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Extracranial hematoma without significant head trauma is uncommon. We discuss a 9-year-old girl who presented with sudden head swelling, bilateral proptosis, extraocular muscle palsy, and progressive visual disturbance after hair braiding. The diagnosis of a large subgaleal hematoma with extension into the superior aspect of the orbits was made, requiring surgical drainage. Hematologic workup revealed an underlying Factor XIII deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-624
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Child
  • Factor XIII deficiency
  • Orbits
  • Subgaleal hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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