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Question: very weird bumps that have blood

 diamond1973 - Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:40 pm

I need help and I am hopeing that i can find the answer here. My grandson is a year and a half old. About four months ago he started with a absess under his arm. When it was drained there was clear liqued in it. About two days later his testical swelled up and that was draind out. There was also clear liqued in his testical but there was blood on the lining of the testical. After that about four days later he started develpoing fluid pockets on his head. They were bout the size of a coin but after the bump would appear it would bruise.
These bumps have gotten much bigger and the swelling is unbelevable. There are now heatomas in between his scalp and his bone.
My grandson is not being abused but this is causeing a massive amout of problems for us because the doctors here can not find a medical reason for any of this.
Please help me.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:17 am

User avatar Hello,These peculiar scalp hematomas with out injury could happen in extremely rare occasions.The diploic veins lining the scalp between the sutures and communicate with the meningeal veins.Bilateral AV shunting leading to an arterio venous fistula can lead to a subgaleal hematoma with out injuries.
"Bilateral diploic arteriovenous fistula causing scalp hematoma"-case report

Ulises García-González, M.D., Daniel D. Cavalcanti, M.D., Abhishek Agrawal, M.D., L. Fernando Gonzalez, M.D., Robert C. Wallace, M.D., Robert F. Spetzler, M.D., and Mark C. Preul, M.D.. (2009) The diploic venous system: surgical anatomy and neurosurgical implications. Neurosurgical FOCUS 27:5, E2
Online publication date: 1-Nov-2009.
Relative minor trauma like hair braiding could also result in subgaleal hematomas.
Emergency Radiology
Volume 5, Number 3, 176-179, DOI: 10.1007/BF02749106
Kathryn M. Palmer, Wayne J. Olan, L. Gilbert Vezina and Elizabeth C. Dubovsky-Scalp hematomas in children after hair braiding
Hope this information is useful.Best wishes.


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