cephalohematoma


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Noun1.cephalohematoma - a collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth
blood cyst, hematocyst, hemorrhagic cyst - a cyst containing blood
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Risk factors with severe hyperbilirubinemia in newborns have included jaundice in the first 24 hours of life, jaundice noted before discharge from hospital, a sibling who had jaundice treated with phototherapy, near-term gestational age of 35-36 weeks, and the presence of infant with bruising or cephalohematoma.
No neonatal problems or trauma during normal vaginal delivery resulting in cephalohematoma or ecchymoses was reported.
The physical examination findings revealing the presence of cephalohematoma or suspicion of sepsis was noted.
His mother also reports that Luke had a right cephalohematoma at birth that did not cause any complications.
This confirmed the suspected right parietal skull fracture and cephalohematoma.
Operative vaginal delivery likely does reduce the rate of stillbirth and early neonatal death and lower the cesarean delivery rate, but the instruments themselves do occasionally cause maternal and fetal injury, including cephalohematoma, retinal hemorrhage, facial nerve palsy, and skull fractures.
All neonates with thrombocytopenia, septicemia, DIC, birth asphyxia and birth trauma like cephalohematoma and subaponeurotic hemorrhage were excluded.
The scalp tissues are examined for cephalohematoma and localized edema.