Cephalohematoma & Caput Succedaneum HemorrhageCephalohematoma or caput succedaneum skull lump in a newborn baby is a birth injury where blood hemorrhages within the periosteum and the skull of a baby during labor or delivery.
Birth Injury Due To Ruptured Blood Vessels Around The SkullA cephalohematoma or caput succedaneum hemorrhage or lump is a traumatic subperiosteal haematoma. It is a birth injury usually due to ruptured blood vessels around the skull, leaving a lump or a number of lumps on the babies head.
Caput Succedaneum skull hemorrhages or birth injuries differ from a cephalohematoma in that the skull hemorrhages last only a few days after birth providing there are no complications and the skull lump or lumps disappear far quicker than the other.
How These Hemorrhages Are Formed - Forceps During DeliveryA cephalohematoma or caput succedaneum only occurs in 1 percent to 2 percent of live births, so they are not very common or likely to happen in most births or situations.
Usually a cephalohematoma is caused by the use of forceps during delivery, or the force of the infants expulsion from the birth canal along with the grip the cervix has on the infants head during the expulsion.