Cephalohematoma & Caput Succedaneum Type HemorrhagesThere are two types of hemorrhages, or skull lumps. Cephalohematoma and caput succedaneum. A caput succedaneum is a less severe type of hemorrhage.
Cephalohematoma HemorrhagesWith a cephalohematoma generally the collection of blood becomes more defined after a few days, and the skull hemorrhage disappears completely after a few months after birth. With this type of birth injury no treatment is required.
Caput Succedaneum HemorrhagesCaput Succedaneum skull hemorrhages or birth injuries differ from a cephalohematoma in that they are localized, and only last only a few days after birth providing there are no complications and the skull lump or lumps disappear far quicker than the other.