Caput succedaneum

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Caput succedaneum
Newborn scalp bleed

Caput succedaneum is a neonatal condition involving a serosanguinous, subcutaneous, extraperiosteal fluid collection with poorly defined margins caused by the pressure of the presenting part of the scalp against the dilating cervix (tourniquet effect of the cervix) during delivery.[citation needed]

It involves bleeding below the scalp and above the periosteum.[1]

d)Axial CT image in a male infant with history of traumatic delivery demonstrate scalp soft tissue overlying bilateral parietal regions and crossing the sagittal suture e) demonstrates a deep subaponeurotic scalp fluid collection crossing the sagittal suture and extending anteriorly into the right temporal region, consistent with subgaleal hematoma, superficial overlying fluid collection with a similar distribution also noted; collection is within the subcutaneous fibrofatty tissues superficial to galea aponeurosis and is consistent with caput succedaneum

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  1. Diane Fraser (9 April 2009). Myles Textbook for Midwives. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 860. ISBN 978-0-443-06939-0. Retrieved 12 April 2010.

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