Author | Christian A. Sonnefeld, MD

Articles

Photoclinic: Cephalhematoma

July 01, 2006

A male neonate was born at 39 weeks' gestation by vertex vaginal delivery with focal swelling of the head. Vacuum extraction and forceps were not necessary for delivery. The mother had no complications during labor. Apgar scores were 7 and 9 at 1 and 5 minutes, respectively. A cephalhematoma was suspected when the fluctuant parietal swelling did not transilluminate.