Caput Succedaneum


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Caput Succedaneum

 

edema of soft tissues (skin, subcutaneous tissue) in a newborn infant; the condition develops on that part of the fetus that first passes through the birth canal (head, buttocks, perineum, thigh, shin). Uncomplicated caput succedaneum disappears in a few days.