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 Discussion of Caput succedaneum
- Caput succedaneum is a manifestation of birth trauma.
- Caput succedaneum is a serosanguineous, subcutaneous, extraperiosteal fluid collection.
- Caput succedaneum is caused by the pressure of the presenting part against the dilating cervix.
- Caput succedaneum extends across the midline and over suture lines and is associated with head moulding.
- Caput succedaneum does not usually cause complications and usually resolves over the first few days.
- Management consists of observation only.
 Imaging Findings for Caput succedaneum
Patient #1: MR images demonstrating caput succedaneum
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 References for Caput succedaneum
- E-medicine's birth trauma article.