When will the lump from cephalohematoma disappear?
2 weeks ago, 01:17
A: A cephalohematoma is a pocket of blood (like a bruise) underneath a baby's scalp. It's more likely when forceps or a vacuum extraction is used to help pull a baby out during delivery or when a baby's head is forced up against Mom's pelvic bone during labor. In response to this minor trauma, small tears in the veins just under the baby's scalp can cause blood to collect in the area, forming a lump. Although they may look troubling, cephalohematomas are fairly common (2 percent of all babies ge ...
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