Cephalhaematoma Extracted from Survival Guide to Midwifery, 2nd Edition (2012) Diane M. Fraser and Margaret A. Cooper, Oxford; Churchill Livingstone: 2012. Courtesy Elsevier Cephalhaematoma is an effusion of blood (haematoma, bruise) under the periosteum that covers the skull. It can occur during vaginal birth when there is friction between the fetal skull and the maternal pelvic […]

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