Definition of Cephalohematoma

1. Noun. A collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth.

Exact synonyms: Cephalhematoma
Generic synonyms: Blood Cyst, Hematocyst, Hemorrhagic Cyst



Medical Definition of Cephalohematoma

1. A collection of blood due to an effusion of blood beneath the periosteum frequently in a newborn as a result of birth trauma; contrasted with caput succedaneum, in which the effusion overlies the periosteum and consists of serum. Synonym: cephalohematoma. Origin: cephal-+ G. Haima, blood, + -oma, tumour (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalohematoma

cephalocentesis
cephalochord
cephalochordate
cephalochordates
cephalodactyly
cephalodidymus
cephalodiprosopus
cephalodynia
cephaloedema
cephalogenesis
cephaloglycin
cephalogram
cephalogyric
cephalohaematoma
cephalohematocele
cephalohematoma (current term)
cephalohemometer
cephaloid
cephalomancy
cephalomedullary angle
cephalomegaly
cephalomelus
cephalomeningitis
cephalomere
cephalomeres
cephalometer
cephalometers
cephalometric
cephalometric X-rays
cephalometric analysis

Literary usage of Cephalohematoma

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1. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"cephalohematoma.—cephalohematoma is an effusion of blood between the ... In external cephalohematoma the effusion is between the pericranium and the skull; ..."

2. A Text-book of Pathology by Alfred Stengel (1906)
"A similar accumulation of blood beneath the periosteum is that found over the bones of the skull in the new-born—the cephalohematoma. This results from the ..."

3. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"Change in shape largely due to a cephalohematoma may persist for two or three weeks, or until the blood-clot is absorbed. (See Part IX. ..."

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