Cephalhematoma

What is Cephalhematoma?

A cephalohaematoma (British English) or cephalohematoma (American English) is a hemorrhage of blood between the skull and the periosteum of a newborn baby secondary to rupture of blood vessels crossing the periosteum. Because the swelling is subperiosteal its boundaries are limited by the individual bones, in contrast to a Caput succedaneum.

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My 10 month old baby has a soft liquid filled swelling on her head. It seems like in between the scalp and the skull. No discomfort sign by baby....

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Brief Answer:
Cephalhematoma or Caput or Cystic Dermoid

Detailed Answer:
Hi.....it could be Cephalhematoma or Caput or Cystic Dermoid.

I suggest...

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Hi, While playing soccer, I was kicked in the XXXXXXX three weeks ago just below the knee - painful, felt like a dent in that spot. Now I have a...

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Thank you for the query.

Every trauma brings a risk of bone fracture (even if the symptoms do not point it) and blood accumulation due to...

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My baby is 70days old. From last week there is a bulging in back of her head which is soft. Is that fine?

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Brief Answer:
Could be pad of fat or a caput

Detailed Answer:
Hi...thanks for consulting in health care magic. I feel it could be a pad of fat or a...

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