Scalp swelling crossing the suture line on skull radiograph

Is it always a sign of caput succedaneum?

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Abstract

Caput succedaneum is the soft swelling of the neonatal scalp that may extend over the suture line, as opposed to cephalhaematoma, which is restricted by the suture. However, if caput succedaneum and cephalhaematoma coexist and the swelling crosses the suture line, it may be diagnosed as caput succedaneum and the cephalhaematoma will be easily missed, bfoth on the radiograph and clinically. We report an interesting MR finding in a neonate who simultaneously showed both caput succedaneum and cephalhaematoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-365
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

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Keywords

  • Birth trauma
  • Head
  • MRI
  • Scalp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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