cephalohematoma


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cephalhematoma

 [sef″al-he″mah-to´mah]
a localized effusion of blood beneath the periosteum of the skull of a newborn, due to disruption of the vessels during birth. Cephalhematoma, in contrast to caput succedaneum, does not cross cranial suture lines. It is firmer to the touch than an edematous area: it feels like a water-filled balloon. Cephalhematoma usually appears on the second or third day after birth and disappears within weeks or months.

ceph·al·he·ma·to·ma

(sef'ăl-hē'mă-tō'mă),
A collection of blood beneath the periosteum, frequently seen in a newborn as a result of birth trauma; contrasted with caput succedaneum, in which the effusion overlies the periosteum and consists of serum.
Synonym(s): cephalohematoma
[cephal- + G. haima, blood, + -ōma, tumor]

cephalohematoma

Neonatology A hematoma under the scalp 2º to minor birth trauma, which is resorbed and rarely requires specific intervention

ceph·a·lo·he·ma·to·ma

(sef'ă-lō-hē-mă-tō'mă)
An effusion of blood beneath the periosteum of a cranial bone, seen frequently in a newborn as a result of birth trauma; contrasted with caput succedaneum, in which the effusion overlies the periosteum and consists of serum.
Synonym(s): cephalhaematoma, cephalhematoma
[cephal- + G. haima, blood, + -ōma, tumor]

cephalohematoma

cephalhematoma.
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In some lawsuits filed over this injury, "they call it a cephalohematoma or a large expanding collection of blood beneath the scalp, but it never gets called or coded as subgaleal hemorrhage," he said.
Maternal injuries included third- and fourth-degree episiotomies and vaginal lacerations, and neonatal injuries included facial nerve palsy, brachial plexus palsy clavicular fracture, and cephalohematoma, the most common neonatal injury.