Scalp swelling crossing the suture line on skull radiograph: Is it always a sign of caput succedaneum?

Jae Woong Choi, Chang Hee Lee, Sang Il Suh

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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

    Keywords

    • Birth trauma
    • Head
    • MRI
    • Scalp

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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