Diagnoses Of Celphalohematoma Or Caput SuccedaneumDiagnoses of cephalohematoma or caput succedaneum hemorrhage may include a visual analysis of the lump end feeling whether or not the lump is soft or hard.
Further Analysis & Diagnosis Of The HemorrhageCephalohematoma or Caput Succedaneum skull lumps that are soft indicate small amounts of blood trapped under the skin and hard skull lumps indicate a larger amount of trapped blood.
Further analysis involved with a diagnosis of cephalohematoma or caput succedaneum might be inspection with a CT scan or MRI and perhaps treatments, surgery or certain medications if necessary.
Monitoring The Child CloselyInfants with a cephalohematoma or caput succedaneum should be watched closely due to the possibility of a skull fracture due to forceps or vacuum delivery.
Other reasons to watch the infant closely is the possiblity of jaundice or anemia. Usually however even these symptoms go away on their own after a while.