Caput Succedaneum


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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