Case contributed by Chris O'Donnell
Diagnosis almost certain


Soft right scalp lump after ventouse extraction on delivery.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate
Gender: Female

A right-sided subperiosteal fluid collection (arrows) consistent with a cephalohematoma due to birth trauma (ventouse vacuum extraction).

The left-sided skull is normal (shown for comparison).

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