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caput[kap´ut] (pl. cap´ita) (L.)
anatomical terminology for the expanded or chief extremity of an organ or part.
caput medu´sae the dilated cutaneous veins around the umbilicus, seen mainly in the newborn and in patients suffering from cirrhosis of the liver.
caput succeda´neum localized edema, congestion, and petechiae on the fetal and newborn scalp (presenting part), crossing the suture lines.
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ca·put suc·ce·da·ne·umIn formal communication, avoid using the simple word caput in the special sense of caput succedaneum.
an edematous swelling formed on the presenting portion of the scalp of an infant during birth; the effusion overlies the periosteum; contrasted with cephalhematoma, in which the effusion lies under the periosteum and consists of blood rather than serum.
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caput succedaneumNeonatology A yarmulka-like edematous bulge that forms on that portion of the infant scalp immediately overlying the cervical os in a vertex presentation; CS is most prominent in prolonged labor and an incompletely dilated cervix and disappears shortly after birth
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ca·put suc·ce·da·ne·um(kap'ŭt sŭk-sĕ-dā'nē-ŭm)
An edematous swelling formed on the presenting portion of the scalp of an infant during birth.
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caput succedaneumA boggy (oedematous) swelling of a baby's scalp seen for a period after birth and caused by sustained scalp pressure against the edges of the widened (dilated) cervix. The caput disappears within hours or days.
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