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Definition: 'Caput Succedaneum'

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caput succedaneum

Type: Term

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1. an edematous swelling formed on the presenting portion of the scalp of an infant during birth; the effusion overlies the periosteum; contrasted with cephalhematoma, in which the effusion lies under the periosteum and consists of blood rather than serum.




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