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  Cephalhematoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cephalhematoma (American English) or cephalhaematoma (British English) is a hemorrhage of blood between the skull and the periosteum of a newborn baby.
The swelling of a Cephalhematoma takes weeks to resolve as the blood clot is slowly absorbed from the periphery towards the centre so much so that in time as the swelling hardens with a relatively softer centre, it appears as a 'depressed fracture'.
Cephalhematoma should be distinguised from another scalp bleeding called Subgaleal hemorrahge which is blood between the scalp and skull bone (above the periosteum) and is more extensive.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cephalhematoma   (218 words)

 CW Grader
A nurse is assessing a newborn with a cephalhematoma.
Cephalhematoma may be associated with physiologic jaundice, because extra red blood cells are destroyed within the cephalhematoma.
Cephalhematoma is a collection of blood resulting from ruptured blood vessels between the surface of a cranial bone and the periosteal membrane and does not cross suture lines.
wps.prenhall.com /WPS_CDA_Grade_Render/1,1015,759123,00.html   (701 words)

 Encyclopedia: Cephalhematoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Phototherapy was effective in both groups of infants resulting in a gradual but progressive decline in bilirubin values in the cephalhematoma group as well as in the standard group of infants.
The decline was highly comparable, with the cephalhematoma group demonstrating a slightly greater response.
The cephalhematoma group expressed the greatest decline in the first 24 hours, and overall.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cephalhematoma   (769 words)

 * Cephalhematoma - (Pregnancy & Parenting): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
hemoglobin, red and white cell counts and appearance of your blood platelets Cephalhematoma - A swollen and bruised area beneath the outer surface of the...
Occasionally there may be lacerations or abrasions of the baby's scalp because of the vacuum and friction.
Other possible negative consequences of vacuum extractors are cephalhematomas (collections of blood under the scalp), and (extremely rare...
www.mimihu.com /pregnancy/cephalhematoma.html   (96 words)

 Pediatric  Case of the Week - May 1-7, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The skull radiograph demonstrates a rim of calcification in the periphery of a raised swelling on the left parietal bone.
The periosteum of the involved bone, usually parietal or occipital bone, is elevated by the underlying hematoma.
A cyst-like radiolucent lesion at the site of old cephalhematoma may also persist, and this entity should be kept in mind when evaluating cyst-like skull lesions.
www.radiology.vcu.edu /05-07-03.htm   (440 words)

 Phototherapy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It has been generally assumed that cepalhematomas, especially when large, are associated with increased frequency and severity of neonatal jaundice; cephalhematomas might thus reduce the efficacy of phototherapy.
Phototherapy failed in 12 infants of the standard group but in none of the cephalhematoma group.
This study shows that although cephalhematomas resulted in lower Hgb and Hct values, this sequestered blood did not affect the efficacy of phototherapy.
home.coqui.net /myrna/photo.htm   (302 words)

Grep of noun cephalhematoma cephalhematoma Overview of noun cephalhematoma The noun cephalhematoma has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts) 1.
cephalhematoma, cephalohematoma -- (a collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth) Overview of noun cephalhematoma The noun cephalhematoma has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts) 1.
cephalhematoma, cephalohematoma -- (a collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth)
www.beetfoundation.com /words/c/alt.cephalhematoma.html   (136 words)

 Caput succedaneum
A caput succedaneum is caused by the mechanical trauma of the initial portion of scalp pushing through a narrowed cervix.
The swelling may be on any portion of the scalp, may cross the midline (as opposed to a cephalhematoma), and may be discolored because of slight bleeding in the area.
There may also be molding of the head, which is common in association with a caput succedaneum.
www.hmh.net /adam/encyclopedia/hhe%20articles/001587.htm   (181 words)

 Welcome to Oakwood Healthcare System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cephalhematoma: Occasionally, a fl and blue discoloration and swelling will be noted on the infant's head several hours after birth.
This cephalhematoma takes a few weeks to disappear.
Lying the baby on his or her side will be more comfortable.
www.oakwood.org /Womens/womens_services_infant.asp?ContentId=778   (243 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Soft tissue injury is associated with fetal monitoring, particularly with fetal scalp blood sampling for pH or fetal scalp electrode for fetal heart monitoring, which has a low incidence of hemorrhage, infection, or abscess at the site of sampling.
Cephalhematoma is a subperiosteal collection of blood secondary to rupture of blood vessels between the skull and the periosteum; suture lines delineate its extent.
Rarely, cephalhematoma may be a focus of infection leading to meningitis or osteomyelitis.
www.medceu.com /course-no-test.cfm?CID=908   (2865 words)

Cephalhematomas are common as can be and certainly do not warrant any imputation of failure to meet the standard of care or any improper behavior.
He noted the risks associated with mid-forceps delivery as "[t]rauma to the baby, misapplication of the forceps, cephalhematoma, skull fracture, facial nerve damage, lacerations.
As I said at my deposition, I never saw a cephalhematoma where forceps had not been used." Based on his review of the chart, Dr. Watson correlated "a sudden, profound neurologic impact on the baby" with the application of forceps.
www.mrsc.org /mc/courtsarchive/wa/appellate/080wnapp/080wnapp0036.htm   (1520 words)

 Infant Head Trauma Can Occur Before Labor
NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters Health) -- Bleeding or swelling of the head found in some newborns are often attributed to traumatic delivery, but a new study suggests that the conditions can develop even before the onset of labor.
A review of ultrasound data from 16,200 fetuses found seven cases of caput succedaneum -- a swelling of the scalp, or cephalhematoma -- hemorrhage under the covering of the skull, which occurred during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.
In all seven cases, the mothers had not experienced traumatic injury that could have caused the problem, according to the researchers from North Shore University Hospital-New York University School of Medicine in Manhasset, New York.
www.personalmd.com /news/a1998112604.shtml   (177 words)

 Cephalhematoma - Pediatric Oncall
My son has cephalhematoma's that cover half of his head from delivery.
My Question: How long will he be on this medication and full recovery and is he likely to develop any long term effects due to the trauma he has gone through...
My daughter has cephalhematoma and is 6 wks.
www.pediatriconcall.com /forpatients/querylook/Cephalhematoma.asp   (579 words)

 JKMS vol 6, no. 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Proptosis from a cephalhematoma in a twelve-year-old girl--a case report.
We report a unique case of a 12-year-old girl with unilateral proptosis form orbital extension of an extensive bilateral cephalhematoma.
Loss of vision in the left eye due to severe proptosis was reversed by prompt aspiration and tarsorrhaphy.
jkms.kams.or.kr /1991/abstract/251a.html   (66 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is called a caput, usually is at the back top of the head and will resolve within a few days to a week or so.
This is actually a bruise or collection of blood under the outer layer of a skull bone.
Much of the overlying swelling will fade, but the cephalhematoma will actually fill in with bone and be permanent.
www.babymd.net /head.htm   (469 words)

 Medical declaration by Michael D. Innis M.D., Medical Physician
On 11/15/82, Phillip bumped the back of his head and developed a cephalhematoma (collection of blood on the scalp) and according to his mother "went downhill after that." On 12/26/82, Phillip's mother complained the patient was having easy bruising.
The cephalhematoma and bruising are highly suggestive of a coagulation disturbance.
It is important to record these minor injuries in view of what they were later to be a interpreted as suspected child abuse.
freekenmarsh.com /declarations1.html   (3814 words)

 Extensive Brain Injury in a Premature Infant Following a Relatively Minor Maternal Motor Vehicle Accident with Airbag ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The physical examination was pertinent for bilateral cephalhematomas with lethargy, hypotonia and hyporeflexia.
In addition large bilateral supratentorial as well as infratentorial subdural hematoma were noted with slight shift of midline structures to the left (Figure 2).
However, the presence of the subdural and cephalhematoma coupled with the calvarial fractures suggests a traumatic mechanism.
www.nature.com /jp/journal/v24/n7/full/7211143a.html   (1938 words)

 Hemophilia during pregnancy
Vacuum extraction should be avoided to minimize risk of intracranial hemolysis and severe cephalhematoma.
Delivery by vacuum extraction is still not recommended due to the risk of intrauterine hemorrhage and severe cephalhematoma.
Of 17 deliveries by vacuum extraction, 12 infants were reported to have subgaleal or cephalic hematoma, and four had intracranial hemorrhage.
www.cfpc.ca /cfp/2003/Dec/vol49-dec-clinical-1.asp   (1753 words)

 Case Vignettes in Neurology
This 48 year-old man was found poorly responsive in the street, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run driver.
On examination he had a cephalhematoma and a laceration over the left forehead and ecchymoses over the left flank.
BP was 160/90, pulse rate was 110 and temperature was 37 C. He was intubated and required mechanical ventilation.
medocs.ucdavis.edu /neu/420/cases/cases99/CASE9.HTM   (1649 words)

 A randomized trial of two vacuum extraction techniques -- Bofill et al. 89 (5): 758 -- Obstetrics & Gynecology
The intermittent method did not appear to offer any benefit to the neonate regarding cephalhematoma formation (continuous 20, intermittent 17; P =.686) or any other measure of neonatal outcome.
Overall, the efficacy rate of the vacuum cup was 93.5% and the cephalhematoma rate was 11.5%.
CONCLUSION: No differences in maternal or fetal outcome could be demonstrated if the level of vacuum was decreased between contractions or if an effort was made to prevent fetal loss-of-station.
www.greenjournal.org /cgi/content/abstract/89/5/758   (331 words)

 Pediatric Radiology Case : Pedrad :: Cephalhematoma, calcified -- The Pediatric Radiology teaching case collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cephalhematoma, calcified, hemimegalencephaly, calcified Cephalhematoma, child, childhood, pediatric radiology
Is it possible for cephalhematoma to have occured in utero, otherwise i cannot explain the dense calcification of cephalhematoma within twenty days of birth.
Is there a printed article that cephalhematoma is common among babies born of mothers who are carriers of Hemophilia B genes?
www.pedrad.info /radiology/20020302182829.shtml   (710 words)

 PHRC Study 262 Members
It appears from this study that a cephalhematoma (i,e, a marker of highly traumatic birth) and a vaginal instrumental delivery (i.e.
An increased risk of anorexia nervosa was also found among girls born before 32 weeks gestation.
This is the most important study of anorexia nervosa from a Primal Health Research perspective.
www.birthworks.org /primalhealth/databank.phtml?study=262   (208 words)

 Midwifery Today Forums - Bump on the head
The size usually increases slowly until about the 7th day after birth.
Your baby's body will slowly re-absorb the cephalhematoma and it will disappear in about 2-3 weeks.
Ideally you'd put it on right after the birth but it will still reduce the swelling at this point as well - I have even seen it cause it to disappear within a day.
www.midwiferytoday.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5823   (134 words)

 cephalhematoma - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 7 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word cephalhematoma:
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cephalhematoma : Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary [home, info]
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One study has shown that infants at 37 weeks were four times more likely to have a serum bilirubin > 230 mmol/L than those of 40 weeks’ gestation.
Other risk factors for developing jaundice include: ABO incompatibility, maternal diabetes, use of oxytocin in labor, Asian male babies, presence of bruising and cephalhematoma, and a family history of neonatal jaundice.
What risk factors are most commonly associated with dehydration?
www.utoronto.ca /kids/mijaund.htm   (655 words)

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