caput succedaneum


caput suc·ce·da·ne·um

noun \-ˌsək-sə-ˈdā-nē-əm\
plural capita suc·ce·da·nea \-nē-ə\

Definition of CAPUT SUCCEDANEUM

: an edematous swelling formed under the presenting part of the scalp of a newborn infant as a result of trauma sustained during delivery

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