Caput succedaneum

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[edit] 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.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Caput succedaneum

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Patient #1: MR images demonstrating caput succedaneum

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