Definition of Cephalohematoma
1. Noun. A collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth.
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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Literary usage of Cephalohematoma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."