Childhood Diseases

Posted by: BMJ | 2011-06-08


Baldspot after a fall

Dear Doc

A few weeks (at least 3, maybe 4) again my son fell on the trampoline and knocked his head very hard (on the back of the head) against the rail of the trampoline. He was ok, apart from a big egg. We watched him carefully and he seemed ok. (he did not lose conscieousness or vomit or seemed confused) he did complain of dizzyness directly afterthe fall. The lump is mostly down but he has a bald spot where the egg was and there is now a boney ridge. Again, apart from the ald spot and ridge he seems 100% fine. Should I still be concerned?

Expert's Reply



The bony ridge that you can feel is the result of some mild bleeding just below the surface of your son's skull bone. This will take a long time to disappear. The bald spot should also recover with time.Both of these findings are not dangerous to his health. Your son appears to be happy and he is behaving normally in all respects.There does not appear to be any need for concern at this stage.

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Posted by: BMJ | 2011-06-08

Sorry, meant to say 3-4 weeks AGO and that the injury was in the occupital area

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