Definition of Cephalhematoma

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

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

Medical Definition of Cephalhematoma

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalhematoma

cephalea agitata
cephalhematoma (current term)
cephalic angle
cephalic arterial rami
cephalic fin
cephalic fins
cephalic flexure
cephalic index
cephalic pole
cephalic presentation
cephalic reflexes
cephalic tetanus
cephalic triangle
cephalic vein

Literary usage of Cephalhematoma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1918)
"cephalhematoma tumors are usually situated at the site of the caput ... Varieties of cephalhematoma: (a) Between scalp and periosteum; ..."

2. Diseases of infants and children by Henry Dwight Chapin, Godfrey Roger Pisek (1911)
"cephalhematoma is an effusion of blood between the bone and the periosteum ... To differentiate caput succedaneum and cephalhematoma it may be borne in mind ..."

3. Manual of the Diseases of Children by John Madison Taylor, William Hughes Wells (1901)
"The causes of cephalhematoma are obscure, and the literature of the subject ... The cause of cephalhematoma has also been ascribed to trau- matism and to ..."

4. The Diseases of Children by Henry Enos Tuley (1913)
"cephalhematoma is not always due to injuries sustained in prolonged, ... One was a double cephalhematoma, the other triple, hemorrhage occurring over both ..."

5. The Lancet-clinic by Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Ohio Valley Medical Association (1906)
"INTRACRANIAL cephalhematoma. BY KS M'KKE, MD, CINCINNATI. This unusually interesting subject was called to my attention by the following rare case, ..."

6. Diseases of Children by Herman Bernard Sheffield (1921)
"cephalhematoma may be mistaken for caput succedaneum, which appears immediately postpartum and disappears after a day or two; ..."

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