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How doctors identify cephalohematoma

Posted on December 22, 2014 9:37 am under Medical Malpractice

Cephalohematoma is a birth condition that occurs when blood accumulates between the baby’s skull and the periosteum, or the membrane that lines the surface of the bone. Cephalohematoma can be the result of long labor, and continuous impact of an infant’s head with the mother’s pelvic bone. In some cases, misuse of forceps and vacuum by a medical practitioner may also cause this birth injury.

Doctors may identify the cephalohematoma by examining its physical signs. For cephalohematoma accompanied by other neurological side effects, imaging tests such as computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might be required to check for more serious health conditions, such as a fracture in one or more portions of the skull.

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