Calcified cephalohematoma

Case contributed by Jeremy Jones
Diagnosis certain


Hit on the head by a sibling.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate
Gender: Male

Large subcutaneous swelling over the left side of the head near the vertex with internal linear calcification.

Case Discussion

The obstetric history was of ventouse delivery and on further questioning, there had always been a lump on the child's head.

The radiographic features here are classical of a calcified cephalohematoma due to the ventouse delivery. It would have been present at, or shortly after birth.

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